Officer dies 10 days after domestic arrest

He was seriously injured while struggling with the subject after the man attempted to escape out of a window

Duty Death: 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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