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K-9 Handler Tim Brackeen

K-9 Officer Tim Brackeen was shot on Saturday, September 10, 2016 as he attempted to arrest a wanted suspect for outstanding warrants. After a valiant fight, Officer Brackeen passed away from the injuries he sustained on Monday September 12, 2016.

Tim was a member of the Shelby Police Department where he faithfully served his community for over 12 years. He was honored as “Officer of the Year” in 2012. Tim was active member of Faith Baptist Church where he served as an usher/security team member. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking and many outdoor activities.

Tim leaves behind his wife of 18 years, Mikel Brackeen and his daughter, Daphney Brackeen. Tim also leaves behind his numerous brothers and sisters from the Shelby Police Department and his K-9 Partner, Ciko.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to:
Shelby Police Department K9 Unit
PO Box 207
Shelby, NC 28150

Funeral services for Officer Tim Brackeen will be Friday September 16th, 2016 at Shelby High School’s baseball stadium. The school is located at 230 East Dixon Boulevard, Shelby, NC 28150.

Any K-9 Units East, North, or South of Shelby that would like to participate in the procession to the funeral will meet at 1245 hours at David Baptist Church. The church’s address is 2300 David Church Road in Kings Mountain, NC. The church is just off Highway 74 at the Stoney Point Road Exit.

We will discuss details of our involvement in the funeral and cover any questions anyone has. We will then leave the church at 1300 hours and caravan to Shelby High School for the funeral. Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office will be providing a lead car for the procession to the funeral. Any K9 Units west of Shelby can meet at the baseball stadium at 1330 hours.

Please let Captain Downey (704-747-2464) or K-9 Trainer Robbie Waldrop (704-674-1587) know how many K-9 teams your agency will be sending for planning purposes by 1800 hours this evening.

The suspect, Irving Fenner, was located in Coventry, Rhode Island and peacefully taken into custody by the State Police. He is now facing 1st Degree Murder charges.

The Cleveland County District Attorney plans to seek the death penalty.


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