Special Deputy Sheriff Edward Patrick Brennan

Special Deputy Sheriff Edward Patrick Brennan

San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Friday, July 21, 1922

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Edward Patrick Brennan

Special Deputy Sheriff Edward Brennan was shot and killed while on duty at the Southern Pacific Railroad yards at Third Street and Central Avenue in Tracy.

That area of the city had heard shots fired at 1 am and 4 am. At 5 am, Deputy Brennan and another officer were investigating another round of shots fired. Deputy Brennan approached two men and was shot before they fled the scene. He was able to fire one shot before collapsing from five gunshot wounds.

Three days later, one suspect was apprehended in Sparks, Nevada. The subject confessed and was committed to the Clark Sanitarium in Stockton.

Deputy Brennan had served as a special deputy with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office for only a few days. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 3 days
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed to asylum

foot patrol, shots fired

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Special Deputy Sheriff Brennan,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Joaquin County.


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July 21, 2022

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