Trooper Albert Cecil Brokmyer

Trooper Albert Cecil Brokmyer

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, November 19, 1939

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Albert Cecil Brokmyer

Trooper Cecil Brokmyer succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier in Carrier Mills while attempting to arrest a man for an armed robbery.

Trooper Brokmyer and his partner located the man in a service station where he had taken a stolen vehicle to have it repaired. As they approached him the man pulled out a handgun from his coat and shot Trooper Brokmyer twice before fleeing. Trooper Brokmyer gave chase but did not return fire for fear of striking citizens.

The subject was shot and killed by other officers the following day. Trooper Brokmyer succumbed to his wounds two days after the shooting.

Trooper Brokmyer had served with the Illinois State Police for seven years and was assigned to District 13. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 294

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, November 17, 1939
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

robbery, stolen vehicle

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The Illinois State Police lives forever, and since you were an Illinois State Trooper YOU will live forever. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Trooper A.M. Unal
Illinois State Police

April 19, 2020

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