Lieutenant Curtis Alvin Brandenburger

Lieutenant Curtis Alvin Brandenburger

Lower Southampton Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, April 17, 1962

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Curtis Alvin Brandenburger

Lieutenant Curtis Brandenburger was accidentally shot and killed when a 12-gauge shotgun he was preparing to clean fell to the floor and discharged.

Another officer discovered his body in the police station on Bridgetown Pike shortly after 10:30 pm.

Lieutenant Brandenburger was a WWII veteran and had served with the Lower Southampton Township Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two grandchildren, brother, and sister.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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Thank you for your service, both military as well as police, and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 17, 2021

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