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Character
Charles Cyphers - Leigh Brackett.jpg
Name: Leigh Brackett
Gender: Male
Location: Haddonfield, Illinois
Known Relatives: Joanne Brackett (ex-wife)

Annie Brackett (daughter; deceased)

Death: October 31, 2018
Portrayed By: Charles Cyphers
First Appearance: Halloween

Leigh Brackett is a character in the Halloween franchise. He first appeared in the original Halloween, played by Charles Cyphers. Leigh Brackett made his return in Halloween Kills.

Biography

Leigh Brackett was born in Columbus, Ohio and became the sheriff of the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois. At some point, he married and had a daughter named Annie. On October 31st, 1978, Sheriff Brackett responded to a call about a break-in at Nichol's Hardware Store. Accompanied by his deputies, he determined that only a few items had been stolen, including a mask, a length of rope and a knife.

He soon learned the identity of the perpetrator, when he encountered a psychiatrist from Warren County named Doctor Samuel Loomis. Loomis told Sheriff Brackett that "evil" had come to his little town in the form of an escaped mental patient named Michael Myers. Although Brackett took Loomis's warning with a fair measure, there was little action he could take. Sam advised keeping a look-out for Michael Myers and the two agreed to conduct a stakeout at the old, abandoned Myers house.

By the time darkness came, nothing had occurred to give Sheriff Brackett any further cause for alarm, but Loomis insisted that his men and he should conduct an intensive city-wide search for Myers. He recounted how Myers had stolen the headstone of his late sister, Judith, but Sheriff Brackett dismissed his concerns, citing it as no more than a Halloween prank.

Brackett quickly discovered that Loomis' concerns were warranted, for, on that same evening, Michael Myers brutally murdered the sheriff's daughter Annie.

Aftermath

Not much is known at present, but according to the novelization of Halloween (2018), Leigh Brackett retired in 1985 and his old job was given to Sheriff Barker.

Forty years after Michael's killing spree, Brackett joined a lynch mob to dispatch Michael, who returned to Haddonfield and resumed his killing spree. They jump Michael and despite their best attempts to kill him, he survives and begins slaughtering the lynchers, which includes Brackett himself.

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