George Christopher Brakefield

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George Christopher
Oct. 25, 1927
Jan. 11, 1982

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Full Name: George Christopher Brakefield
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
Row:M  Number:5
Reason for Eligibility: Governor's Proclamation; Texas Ranger  
Birth Date: October 25, 1927 
Died: January 11, 1982 
Burial Date: January 20, 1982 

BRAKEFIELD, GEORGE CHRISTOPHER (1927 ~ 1982). George Christopher Brakefield II was a career law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty while serving as Chief Deputy for the Collin County Sheriff's Department. Brakefield was killed in an automobile accident in 1982 when his patrol car left the roadway and overturned in a culvert. The accident happened on FM 2514 near Plano on January 11, 1982. He left a wife, three children and three grandchildren.

Brakefield served as a Texas Ranger for more than a decade. He joined the Rangers in 1969 and served until 1981 when he joined the Collin County Sheriff's Department. Before he was a ranger, Brakefield served as an investigative officer for the Tarrant County District Attorney's office for six years; as assistant chief deputy in Tarrant County for eight years; and a Fort Worth patrol officer for five years.

Governor Bill Clements issued a proclamation seven days after Brakefield's death giving he and his wife permission to be buried in the State Cemetery.

Information gathered from Texas State Cemetery file materials.

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