Thursday, May 20, 2010

Officer Harry J. Brackman

Officer Harry James Brackman
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Born: March 28, 1946
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
End of Watch: Thursday, June 27, 1974
Date of Incident: Thursday, June 27, 1974
Age: 28
Badge Number: 142
Tour of Duty: 7 years
Suspect Info: N/A
Weapon Used: N/A
Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
NLEOMF: P30 - W16
TPOM: 13, C, 14

At 12:45 pm, Officer Brackman was responding to assist an off-duty officer being shot at by an unknown assailant; as the off-duty officer and his pregnant wife were driving west on IH 10 by Wonderland Shopping City / now Crossroads Mall. Officer Brackman was traveling on Loop 410 when witnesses stated his motorcycle malfunctioned and he lost control of the motorcycle, causing him to be thrown 100 feet and sustained fatal head injuries.
The off-duty officer and his wife were not injured as the off-duty officer returned fire, striking the assailant, who was arrested by police.

Patrolman Brackman had served with the agency for seven years. He was survived by wife, 1 daughter, 1 son, parents and his Grandmother. ----source San Antonio Express News and San Antonio Light

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