Patrolman Luther Brooks

Patrolman Luther Brooks

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, November 22, 1901

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Luther Brooks

Patrolman Luther Brooks accidentally shot and killed himself when his revolver fell out of it's holster and fired while he was crawling out of a cave. He and several other officers were searching the cave for suspects wanted in a series of freight car robberies.

Patrolman Brooks had served with the agency for 8 years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 19, 1901

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Luther Brooks of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

November 22, 2021

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