Detective Bobby W. Branham

Detective Bobby W. Branham

Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bobby W. Branham

Detective Bob Branham succumbed to complications of a gunshot wounds sustained 41 years earlier.

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 is survived by his wife, daughter, and grandchildren.

Bio

  • 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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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 13, 2018

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