Captain Dillon Duncan Brooke

Captain Dillon Duncan Brooke

Dade County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, October 31, 1924

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Dillon Duncan Brooke

Captain Dillon Brooke was killed when a load of dynamite exploded prematurely while he was supervising a work crew on Bird Road.

The crew was blasting a drainage ditch along the road when several sticks of dynamite that Captain Brooke was holding exploded. The blast killed Captain Brooke and an inmate.

The county sheriff recommended the early release of three convicts who rushed to Captain Brooke's aid after the explosion.

Captain Brooke had served as the captain of the South County Convict Camp for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, four sons, three daughters, mother, and six siblings.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Explosion

industrial accident, prison work crew

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Rest in peace Captain Brooke.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 29, 2020

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