Police Officer Brandon Michael Stalker

Police Officer Brandon Michael Stalker

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, January 18, 2021

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Brandon Michael Stalker

Police Officer Brandon Stalker was shot and killed at about 6:30 pm during a barricade involving an arson suspect.

At approximately 2:20 am the front doors of the historic Rosary Cathedral had been set on fire and racial statements were spray painted onto the walls. At approximately 3:30 pm officers spotted the suspect near his house in the 2300 block of Fulton Street and attempted to talk to him. The man drew a handgun and ran into a home where he barricaded himself inside.

The department's SWAT team responded to the scene and, after negotiations failed, fired a chemical irritant into the home in an attempt to force him outside. The man emerged from the home holding two handguns and opened fire. Officer Stalker, who was on a perimeter position, was struck in the head and fatally wounded.

Other officers returned fire and killed the subject.

Officer Stalker had served with the Toledo Police Department for 2-1/2 years. He is survived by his two children and fiancée.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge 514

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

arson, barricade, hate crime, vandalism

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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 Police Officer Brandon M. Stalker of the Toledo Police Department, Ohio and the additional 67 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 18, 2022

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