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Waco PD asking for assistance in keeping convicted murderer in prison

Waco Police Department
POSTED: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 2:45pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:23pm

Waco police are asking the community to write letters to the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole to keep a convicted murderer from being released on parole.

Thelette Brandon was convicted of murdering Waco Police Sergeant Roger Barrett in June 1976.

According to reports, Barrett was attempting to arrest Brandon for stabbing another man to death at the Greyhound Bus Station, located at 700 Columbus Avenue. That's when Brandon stabbed Barrett several times and shot him twice, killing Barrett. Brandon then ran from cops and was involved in a shootout before he was arrested.

Barrett was a member of WPD for 18 years.

Brandon was found guilty of murder and sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison. But, now Brandon is up for parole.

So, officers are asking you to write a protest letter, asking that Brandon not be released from prison. So far, officers from across the country are writing on the Officer Down Memorial Page requesting that Brandon not be released from prison.

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