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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Trooper Brackett,
On today, the 4th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

May 18, 2023

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