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- May. 29, 1961 -
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Howard County Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: MD, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: May. 29, 1961
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 33 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Howard County Police Dept.
MD   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: MD   USA   Mon. May. 29, 1961
Summary: Officer Randolph Brightwell was shot and killed after stopping a car for having a loud muffler in Ellicott City. Unbeknownst to Officer Brightwell, the two occupants had just committed an armed robbery of a convenience store and had murdered the clerk.

During the traffic stop the two men attacked Officer Brightwell and shot him with his own service weapon. Both men were convicted but where released after serving only 16 years.

Officer Brightwell was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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