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Police Officer Tim Brackeen


September 12, 2016

Police Officer Tim Brackeen succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier while attempting to arrest a wanted subject near the intersection of DeKalb Street and Gidney Street.

He was searching the area when other officers who were on scene heard several gunshots. They located Officer Brackeen moments later suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to Cleveland Regional Medical Center and then transferred to Carolinas Medical Center, where he remained until succumbing to his wounds.

The subject who shot him remains at large.

Officer Brackeen had served with the Shelby Police Department for 13 years and was assigned to the Canine Unit. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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