Sergeant Timothy Michael Mossbrucker

Sergeant Timothy Michael Mossbrucker

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, April 28, 1995

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Timothy Michael Mossbrucker

Sergeant Timothy Mossbrucker was shot and killed as he pulled up to a shooting scene at a supermarket.

He was shot before he was able to exit his patrol car. The suspect was apprehended and later committed suicide while in jail.

Sergeant Mossbrucker had served with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department for 17 years. He is survived by his expectant wife, three sons, and two daughters. His wife later gave birth to his fourth son.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .50 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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It was like any other day. We had a field trip to the local roller-skating arena. I was in the sixth grade.

On the way there, we heard there was a shooting at the Albertson’s grocery store in our neighborhood. I was sad to hear about it, but I carried on with my day.

When I got back to the school, my dad called me to say my mom wouldn’t be picking me up from school as usual. She was at the grocery store at the time of the shooting. In that first moment, my heart sank. He then told me she’s fine, but she’s still at the scene to answer questions etc.

She suffered PTSD in the weeks and months that followed as she was extremely close in proximity to the people who were shot to death.

I remember the name Mossbrucker as the name of the police man who arrived at the scene but never got out of his patrol car. Today, so many years later, I came across the name of a teacher at the local elementary school with the same last name.

I assume it is his daughter. Then I suddenly had the memories of that day flood back to me. Our lives carried, but I can’t imagine how changed the family of this officer became. Now I’m a mother of 3 small children, and I can’t imagine the pain his expectant wife had to bear with so many children to care for alone.

I wanted to take a moment to let whoever reads this now how thankful I was that my mother came home safely that day, and that I still pray for this family and their sacrifice.

God Bless.

Suraiya Syed
Daughter of eye witness

August 28, 2019

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