- The Washington Times - Monday, May 10, 2004

Christopher L. Brocksmith, 27, nightclub bouncer

Christopher Lee Brocksmith, a nightclub bouncer who lived in Northeast, was killed May 2 in a shooting in Lanham. He was 27.

Born June 24, 1976, in the District, Mr. Brocksmith attended H.D. Woodson Senior High School and graduated in 1995. He was an artistic student, and his work was displayed at a National Scholastic Art Awards show.

Mr. Brocksmith was known for always being willing to help others. In 2000, he was presented with an Award of Valor by the Metropolitan Police Department for trying to rescue a person who had fallen from a bridge.

He followed his father — a security officer at The Washington Times — into the security profession, working as a bouncer at Club Sinsations in Lanham from 2003 until his death.

He is survived by parents, Robert and Gloria Brocksmith; two, brothers Robert Jr. and Eric; four sisters, Angela Brocksmith, Cynthia Brocksmith, Michelle Chandler and Danielle N. Hall; and 10 aunts and uncles.

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