K9 Officer Timothy James Brackeen

K9 Officer Timothy James Brackeen

Shelby Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, September 12, 2016

Timothy James Brackeen

Police Officer Tim Brackeen succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier while attempting to arrest a man near the intersection of DeKalb and Gidney Streets. The suspect was wanted for armed robbery and kidnapping.

He was searching the area when other officers who were on scene heard several gunshots. They located Officer Brackeen moments later suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to Cleveland Regional Medical Center and then transferred to Carolinas Medical Center, where he remained until succumbing to his wounds.

The 23-year-old suspect was captured four days later by a SWAT team in Coventry, Rhode Island. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a gun shot wound to the left torso fired by Officer Brackeen. He is now in the Rhode Island Correctional Institution and is fighting extradition.

Officer Brackeen had served with the Shelby Police Department for 12 years and was assigned to the Canine Unit. He is survived by his wife and daughter. His K-9 partner Ciko was retired and is now living with the man who trained him when he was a puppy.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 763

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 10, 2016
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested


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Comm center to 763.....Comm center to 763......Comm center to 763.....763 is not responding.....763 you are 10-42.....Officer Tim Brackeen you are relieved of service, you can finally go home. 763 thank you for your service...Rest easy brother we'll have the watch from here. God speed 763.

Cadet Na Na

November 9, 2017

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