Trooper William Ronnie Brooks, III

Trooper William Ronnie Brooks, III

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, February 27, 1975

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William Ronnie Brooks, III

Trooper William Brooks was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three federal fugitives. He had handcuffed two of the suspects but was knocked down and shot with his own service weapon.

The suspect was sentenced to life in prison.

Trooper Brooks had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 319

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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God Bless our Officers in Law Enforcement.I am gratefull to have them around.My stepfather was a seargent in the Ft.Smith Police dept. in Arkansas.(retired)A couple of close childhood friends are currently in Law enforcement now,in Arkansas.Please pray for the protection of our Officers.Step up and help an officer in the right thing!Ronnie thank you for watching over us.

Disabled Veteran/Kenneth L Krone
USMC/US ARMY/commercial transport

September 27, 2015

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