Trooper Ralph Broullire

Trooper Ralph Broullire

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, March 16, 1943

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Ralph Broullire

Trooper Ralph Broullire drowned while attempting to rescue two boys in Saginaw Bay.

After Trooper Broullire and two other rescuers made it to the boys, high winds and rough water capsized their boat, killing all five people. Trooper Broullire's body was not recovered until one month later when the weather began to calm.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

water rescue

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Trooper Broullire,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Michigan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 16, 2023

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