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Leigh Brackett is a character featured in the 1978 slasher film Halloween directed by John Carpenter. A version of the character was also presented in Rob Zombie's 2007 remake of Halloween where he was played by genre luminary Brad Dourif. In the remake, Sheriff Brackett's first name is spelled "Lee", not Leigh.

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Leigh Brackett was the sheriff of the town of Haddonfield, Illinois during the late 1970s. On October 30th, 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 meager items were stolen inlcuding 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 Sam 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' warning with 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 stake out at the old, abandoned Myers house.

By the following evening, 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. [2]

It was his own deputy Gary Hunt, who discovered Annie Brackett's body and informed her father. Sheriff Brackett blamed Loomis for the crime, accusing him of letting Michael out in the first place. Now that he was ready to take the psychiatrist seriously, Brackett called in all of his resources to conduct a search for Michael Myers. [3]

On November 5th of that year, Sheriff Brackett attended his daughter's funeral. Afterward, he angrily told Doctor Loomis to leave Haddonfield forever. [4]

Following a second massacre wrought by Myers at Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, Sheriff Brackett retired from the service and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. [5]

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