Case Number: 99

Brazell, Daniel, special officer C. & A. R.R., fatally shot on freight train of above road by a young man, identity unknown, whom he and Officer Kreigh had ordered off the train. Brazell died in County Hospital on same day.


Date of Offense April 3, 1888
Date of Death April 3, 1888
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address on freight train
Type of Location Vehicle
Location Description freight train
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional murder
Method of Killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon fatally shot
Motive officer was shot by unknown man who he had ordered
Victim Initiated Events Leading to Homicide No
Description Other
Total Number of Victims 1
Location freight train


Name Brazell, Daniel, special offic
Gender Male
Race White
Employed Yes
VictimEmploymentType Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Ethnicity Other, european
Victim Killed While Protecting Property Protecting other property
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken County Hospital
Occupation/ Skill Law enforcement


Gender Male


Allegations of Police Corruption No
Victim Employed by Law Enforcement Other law enforcement


Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded None
Allegations of Police Corruption No