Trooper Brooks D. Lawson

Trooper Brooks D. Lawson

Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, July 31, 1969

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Brooks D. Lawson

Trooper Brooks Lawson was struck and killed by a train at an unprotected crossing while in pursuit of a fleeing vehicle. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

vehicle pursuit

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Trooper Brooks Lawson,
I do not know you, nor was I even alive during your lifetime. But I have a connection to you. I am an Alabama State Trooper, as you. My wife taught your granddaughter in first grade. You have a beautiful family. I have met your sons that were just babies when you were took from them. I have took an etching of your name off of The Wall in Washington DC and will give it to them as a reminder, that your sacrifice will not be forgotten. I was actually at a funeral not long ago, and stumbled over your grave. I pulled back the grace, and cleaned it up a bit before I left. Thank you for your service, and I hope to meet you in Heaven one day. PS, I gave your granddaughter, Courtney at little trooper bear years ago.

Trooper Corporal David B. Turman
Alabama Department of Public Safety

October 1, 2014

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