As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
May 03, 2011
Officer dies 10 days after domestic arrest
Officer Down: Captain Ralph Braden - [Wartburg Police Department, Tennessee]
By PoliceOne Staff
WATERBURG, Tenn — Captain Ralph Braden succumbed to injuries sustained 10 days earlier while attempting to arrest a male subject at the scene of a domestic dispute.
He was seriously injured while struggling with the subject after the man attempted to escape out of a window. The subject was able to flee the scene but was arrested 14 hours later.
Captain Braden was transported to a local hospital where he remained in ICU until succumbing to the injuries.
The subject is facing charges in connection with Captain Braden's murder.
Captain Braden had served with the Wartburg Police Department for 22 years.
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