Reserve Officer Theodore Herman Brassinga

Reserve Officer Theodore Herman Brassinga

Palo Alto Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, May 15, 1994

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 (Accidental)

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It has been 21 years and I still miss you and Mark misses you as well. I wish you had known our sons and made me laugh the way you always did one more time. I am glad your mom is with you now as it was 20 years of sorrow for her losing you. I know she is up there cooking for her boys, as Angela says. We think of you often. You are not forgotten. Love you and miss you, Mark and Randi.

The McMasters Family
Friends of the Brassingas

May 16, 2015

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