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Officer Dies Days After Domestic Assault Call

Officer Dies Days After Domestic Assault Call

PoliceLink

May 04, 2011

OAK RIDGE, TN – Officer Ralph Braden, 58, succumbed while hospitalized to injuries sustained in the line of duty while responding to a domestic dispute on April 22.

Reports state that Braden was pursuing suspect Eddie Dean Patterson, 29, who was trying to escape from his mother’s apartment out of the first story window. Patterson was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, as well as resisting arrest, evading arrest, domestic assault, and aggravated trespassing because he had previously been ordered by property managers to stay off the property. Patterson may have to contend with more serious charges after the death of Officer Braden.

WBIR reports that Braden sustained a dislocated shoulder, which was treated on April 22. He was discharged from the hospital, but the following morning, his wife was unable to wake him and he was taken back to the hospital where doctors discovered a blood clot in his lung. He died Monday evening.

Morgan County Sheriff Glen Freytag released the following statement about the death of Captain Braden:

Captain Ralph Braden of the Wartburg Police Department passed away on May 2, 2011. Captain Braden will be missed greatly by the community where he lived and served. I had the honors of working with Captain Braden for the past 20 years. He was a great friend and fellow officer.

In any situation you could count on Captain Braden lending his assistance. He was always ready and prepared to serve and protect his community. 
Captain Braden was a great asset to the Wartburg Police Department and the community where he served. He was always willing to assist any agency that needed his help. We were fortunate to have Captain Braden as part of our team and he will be greatly missed by his fellow officers and the community.


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    MP247

    over 3 years ago

    332 Comments

    Rest in Peace Captain Braden

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    gman3858

    over 3 years ago

    318 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother.

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    dcrump

    over 3 years ago

    192 Comments

    R.I.P. our law enforcement brother!

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    WACollector

    over 3 years ago

    764 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother.

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    we5150

    over 3 years ago

    202 Comments

    Rest In Peace Captain we will take the watch from here my prayers go to you and your family

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    42826 Comments

    Rest In Peace Captain Braden.

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    ksphatcop

    over 3 years ago

    1744 Comments

    Rest in Peace

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    benaron

    over 3 years ago

    246 Comments

    RIP Officer Braden

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    LanaNJ

    over 3 years ago

    6956 Comments

    Sad Story, RIP Captain Braden

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    RebelPrincess

    over 3 years ago

    382 Comments

    RIP Captain Braden

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    thors45

    over 3 years ago

    400 Comments

    It really hurts a department and community to loose an officer with so much experience...but none so much as his family.

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    Inxorte

    over 3 years ago

    734 Comments

    RIPB

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    copper380

    over 3 years ago

    2026 Comments

    God Bless Your Soul Brother. A way to look at this in a better light is at least he was able to go home to his wife one last time instead of the knock on the door every spouse dreads. My prayers to your family, friends and agency. Rest In Peace Brother.

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    aussie4

    over 3 years ago

    5328 Comments

    God Bless LEO Braden and his family.

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    T_9

    over 3 years ago

    5668 Comments

    Rest in peace brother!

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