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MCSO Lt. Chad Owen Brackman

MCSO Lt. Chad Owen Brackman, 47 of Gilbert passed away November 10, 2021, in Scottsdale from injuries sustained after being hit by a vehicle while directing traffic. Chad was born June 21, 1974, in Midland, Texas to Mike Brackman and Gloria Harding. He attended grade school in several Texas communities, later graduating High School in St. George, Utah in 1992. Chad served in the JROTC program while in High School.  Leadership, character, and community service were their core tenets. Throughout his life, Chad exemplified the things he learned.   

 Chad moved to Arizona with his friend Justin to attend Architecture School, but found his true calling with the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office and went on to proudly serve for 22 years; a majority of those years in the Lake Patrol Division. Chad loved his family and would do anything for them. He will be missed by the many people he served throughout the years.   

 Chad was preceded in death by his brother Jeremy who passed away at age 16 in 1989.  He is survived by his wife Melissa Brackman, daughter Skylar Brackman, sons Hunter Brackman, Scott Ponder, and Britton Skousen; mother Gloria (Chuck) Wayman of Cedar City, UT, father Mike (Vici) Brackman of Caldwell, TX, siblings Becky (Billie Ray) Knesek of Caldwell, TX, Shane (Trisha) Forsyth of St. George, UT, Jennifer Villegas of Peoria, AZ, Marci Haslem (Nick) of Cedar City, UT, Kristen Forsyth of Washington, UT and Parker (Stephanie) Forsyth of Bentonville, Arkansas.

Visitation will be Friday, November 19, 2021 from 6 to 8 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 7126 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, AZ. Service is Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 7126 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, Arizona.





  • Randy and Ann Crocker Posted November 18, 2021 6:49 AM

    You will be missed !

  • Roger Player Posted November 18, 2021 7:22 AM

    Melissa, Nancy and I wish to express our condolences for your loss. You and your family have our love and prayers.

  • Sandra Horn Moore Posted November 18, 2021 10:52 AM

    Prayers for your sweet family.

  • Paula Tharp Posted November 18, 2021 11:11 AM

    With great sadness , we here on earth will miss you. What a wonderful. giving man. With all LOVE

  • Mary Beth Young Posted November 18, 2021 4:54 PM

    Melissa, deepest sympathy to you and your family. I pray that your memories of Chad bring you comfort and peace as you walk this path of deep sorrow and mourning. Prayers and love to you all.

  • Brian R Beamish, PhD. Posted November 19, 2021 7:55 AM

    A Good Man & A Good Friend

  • Zina Cottle Posted November 20, 2021 7:28 AM

    My thoughts & prayers are with Melissa and all of Chad’s family.

  • ARLIN and Ronda Richardson Posted November 20, 2021 5:18 PM

    Melissa, my husband and I are so saddened by this tragic loss! Our hearts are with you and the rest of your family, Prayers and love from the Richardson Family. Chad was a fun guy with lots to give in passion, kindness and great care—we know he is greatly missed.

  • Alethea Earhart Posted November 20, 2021 7:13 PM

    May your family have all the peace our Father can offer. Until we meet again.

  • Gloria Wayman Posted December 8, 2021 8:34 PM

    My dear sweet son…. Our hearts are broken that you are not here with us. You are loved by so many. I am so proud of how you lived your life here on Earth and I know you will do the same in Heaven.all of your family have already felt your presence watching over us. We love you so much!!!!

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