Deputy Sheriff Brandon Alexander Shirley

Deputy Sheriff Brandon Alexander Shirley

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, August 5, 2021

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Brandon Alexander Shirley

Deputy Sheriff Brandon Shirley was shot and killed when he was ambushed while working a secondary employment assignment at 2618 Rockford Lane in Shively, Kentucky.

He was in uniform and sitting in a vehicle at about 2:30 am when a subject approached him and opened fire. Deputy Shirley was transported to University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The subject who shot him fled the scene and remained at large until January 2022. Two suspects were arrested and indicted on complicity to murder charges.

Deputy Shirley had served with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for two years. He is survived by his parents, partner, grandparents, and three brothers.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 4093/266

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

ambush, secondary employment

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God bless Deputy Shirley for his dedication to his family and his years of service to our community. He didn't deserve to die at the hands of a worthless, cowardly criminal. May he rest in peace. May the Lord give his family, friends, and co-workers peace and comfort. I pray that the Lord keeps all Law Enforcement officers and military safe and healthy.

Susan Jones Gunter, Ky COPS
former LEO Urbana, Ill & ret civilian report taker LMPD

September 20, 2021

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