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Tennessee Captain Succumbs to Injuries from DV Call

May 03, 2011  | 

An eastern Tennessee police captain succumbed Monday to injuries he had sustained, while responding to a domestic disturbance call late last month.

Wartburg (Tenn.) Police Capt. Ralph Braden, 58, was injured April 22. He had responded to the Sunnyside Estate apartments. Braden was injured when he scuffled with Eddie Dean Patterson, 29, who tried to escape from a first-story window of his mother's apartment.

Braden had suffered life-threatening injuries. Patterson with later charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.

Source: News Sentinel


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Morning Eagle @ 5/4/2011 12:05 AM

At least the Captain is now in a more peaceful place, free of having to deal with the kind of sub-human that put him there. So, the prosecutor is deciding what level to upgrade the aggravated assault charge to? What is difficult to decide when the actions of this subject resulted in the death of a police officer? Among other previous convictions for Patterson there was apparently one for assault on a police officer plus there were restraining orders in force prohibiting him from contacting his former girl friend. He shouldn't have been out of prison in the first place but now he should be charged with aggravated murder of a police officer and if TN has the death penalty he should get it.

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