Sergeant
William Rollin Brand
Monroe County Sheriff's Department
Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Age: 39
Served: 8 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 4E, Line 30
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, February 8, 2005
01:45 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
State Road 37 south of Bloomington
Incident County:
Monroe
Incident Township:
Clear Creek
Weapon Used:
AR-15 assault rifle
Suspect Info:
Sentenced to 65 years
Burial Location:
Clear Creek Cemetery, Clear Creek

   Sergeant William Brand was shot and killed as he drove home from work following his shift at the Monroe County Correctional Center in Bloomington.

   He was driving southbound on State Road 37, south of Bloomington, when a former inmate drove alongside of his pickup truck and fired two shots at approximately 1:45 am. Sergeant Brand was struck in the back of his head, causing his vehicle to crash into a limestone embankment, killing him instantly.

   The 25-year-old male suspect continued driving but was arrested the following day in New Albany on an unrelated charge. In October 2007, he was charged with murder, subsequently convicted and sentenced to 65 years in prison.

   Sergeant Brand was survived by his wife, 3-year-old child, two brothers, parents and maternal grandmother.