Reserve Officer Theodore Herman Brassinga

Reserve Officer Theodore Herman Brassinga

Palo Alto Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, May 15, 1994

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Theodore Herman Brassinga

Reserve Officer Theodore Brassinga was accidentally shot and killed during a multi-agency training exercise aboard an Amtrak train for the 1994 World Cup Soccer tournament. The officers in the exercise were supposed to have unloaded weapons.

Officer Brassinga had served with the Palo Alto Police Department for 1 year.

He is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge R-21

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Reserve Officer Brassinga, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 6, 2019

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