Trooper First Class Donald Case Brackett

Trooper First Class Donald Case Brackett

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, May 18, 2019

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Donald Case Brackett

Trooper First Class Donald Brackett was on duty when he suffered a medical episode on I-276 westbound in Bucks County.

He was found outside his patrol car by fellow troopers at approximately 11:30 a.m. after he failed to answer radio transmissions. Upon discovering Trooper Brackett, fellow troopers immediately began performing life-saving CPR measures. He was transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital in Philadelphia but was unable to be revived.

It was later discovered that Trooper Brackett suffered from a ruptured brain aneurysm. He had participated in motorcycle recertification training which involved heavy exertion.

Trooper Brackett was a U.S Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for over 17 and a half years. He was survived by his wife, and two daughters.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 17 years, 7 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Friday, May 17, 2019


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I am so sorry to learn of the grievous loss of Trooper Brackett when he died in the line of duty . To the Brackett family, fellow troopers, and all who call Donald beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that you continue to receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Trooper Brackett gave to his community and the residents of Pennsylvania and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 18, 2019. My son was also your brother in green so I bid you Semper Fi.

Phyllis Loya Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 30, 2022

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