Policeman Samuel J. Brothers

Policeman Samuel J. Brothers

Burgaw Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, May 6, 1939

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Samuel J. Brothers

Policeman Brothers was shot and killed by a suspect who had been threatening him for the past two weeks after Policeman Brothers arrested him for liquor law violations. Policeman Brothers was in a post office and was called over to the man's car when he came out of the building. When he approached the car the suspect shot him with a shotgun.

The suspect was apprehended, convicted of second degree murder, and sentenced to 30 years in prison. He was paroled July 20, 1951.

Policeman Brothers was survived by his wife and 12 children.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1951

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Rest in peace Policeman Brothers.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 5, 2019

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