Deputy Sheriff Makeem Rictrell Brooks

Deputy Sheriff Makeem Rictrell Brooks

Northampton County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, November 14, 2019

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Makeem Rictrell Brooks

Deputy Sheriff Makeem Brooks was killed in a single-vehicle crash while responding to a shots fired call at approximately 11:30 pm.

He was driving on Highway 158 just outside of Garysburg when his patrol car left the roadway, entered a ditch, and overturned several times. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after midnight.

Deputy Brooks had served with the Northampton County Sheriff's Office for only six months. He is survived by several children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 414

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 13, 2019

emergency response, shots fired call, single vehicle crash

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Miss you every day my friend, my brother, my inspiration. I would not be in law enforcement today if it wasn’t for you. You helped me get through the academy and overcome the physical obstacles I was struggling with in my life at the time and everyday I put the uniform on I think about you and how you helped push me, how you had my back. You told me not to quit, not to give up, stay in the fight and for that I am truly grateful to have had a friend in you. You are truly an amazing person, I couldn’t have asked for a better friend.

Officer Osborne
Whitakers Police Department

November 18, 2021

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