Marietta Police detective loses battle with cancer weeks after retirement
Posted June 23
MARIETTA, GA — A Marietta Police detective that served on the force for 22 years has passed away, just two weeks after retiring from the department.
MPD Detective Alan Brooks lost a hard fought battle with cancer on June 16.
He had served the department in a number of capacities, including uniform patrol, critical response team, and a number of others before retiring as a detective.
Brooks, also known as Gentle Giant, was also a drill sergeant in the Army before joining the force in 1994.
Funeral services for Brooks will be held on Saturday, June 24 at 1 p.m. at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Marietta.
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