Maricopa County Sheriff's Lieutenant Chad Brackman struck by car, killed in Scottsdale

MCSO Lt. Chad Brackman - handout
Posted at 11:19 AM, Nov 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-12 14:33:11-05

SCOTTSDALE — A lieutenant with more than 20 years at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office died Wednesday after he was struck and killed while directing traffic at an intersection in Scottsdale.

Sheriff Paul Penzone described Lt. Chad Brackman as a "good quality man" with a beautiful family — a wife, two kids, and two step-kids, and others — and someone who dedicated 22 years to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

"A very good man. I can tell you because I did know Chad. He has a beautiful family, and they are all suffering now, as is our organization and law enforcement community" Penzone told reports at an afternoon news conference.

Brackman was working off-duty traffic control at an intersection near 87th Street and McDowell Road when he was struck by a driver. He was transported to HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn with severe injuries and died.

The 69-year-old woman who was driving the vehicle that hit him was also taken to the hospital but was released later that day, according to Scottsdale Police, who is the lead investigative agency.

Police said they were still in the beginning stages of the investigation and did not release further details about the driver nor preliminary details about how the crash happened.

McDowell Road was shut down for several hours after the crash but has since reopened.

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On Friday, Nov. 12, Cobblestone Auto Spa will be donating 100 percent of all proceeds from full or express service washes to support Brackman's family. The funds will go through the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Memorial Office Memorial Fund.

The fundraising event will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the auto spa located at 15816 North Pima Rd. in Scottsdale.

You can also donate to the MCSO Memorial Fund online here.