James C. Brooks

James C. Brooks, a retired deputy sheriff, died suddenly at his home Sunday April 10, 2011. He was 67 years old. Born in Ashburn, Georgia, he was raised in Boston and graduated from Boston English High School, Class of 1961. Mr. Brooks enrolled at Northeastern University and then entered the United States Air Force, where he served for four years. James graduated from the police academy in 1975 and joined the Braintree Police Department. He later joined the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked for over twenty years, retiring in 2005. Mr. Brooks was a past president of the Class of 61 Inc. and a member of the Masons. Funeral service at Saint Mark’s Congregational Church, 200 Townsend Street, Dorchester, Friday April 15 at 11:00 AM. Visitation begins at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.