Detective Bobby W. Branham

Detective Bobby W. Branham

Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Bobby W. Branham

Detective Bob Branham succumbed to complications of a gunshot wounds sustained 41 years earlier in the 300 block of East Oak Street.

As he was placing one subject under arrest a second man approached and shot him in the abdomen with a shotgun. He nearly died from the wound at the time of the shooting and remained in the hospital for eight months. He had undergone over 10 surgeries as a result of the wound. On May 14th, 2013, he underwent surgery to remove an obstruction caused by the wound. He died as a complication of the surgery.

Detective Branham served with the Louisville Police Department for 13 years and is survived by his wife, daughter, and grandchildren.


  • Age 76
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 16, 1972
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Wow what a heroic man! Rest in peace Detective Branham.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 14, 2024

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