Police Officer Henry Allen Brown

Police Officer Henry Allen Brown

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, April 25, 1997

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Henry Allen Brown

Officer Henry Brown was killed after being struck by a vehicle as he was assisting a disabled motorist.

Officer Brown stopped to assist the motorist in a torrential rainfall and was between his cruiser and her car when his cruiser was rear ended, pinning him and the motorist in between the two vehicles. He died later at the hospital. The motorist survived with minor injuries.

Officer Brown is survived by his wife and 7 year old son. He had received 35 commendations since joining the department in 1990.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 6357

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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I did not know Officer Brown personally but I would see him at jail from time to time as I also worked for the Dallas Police Department.
As a fellow officer of course I went to the funeral. I will never forget the grief of his wife. It wrenched at my heart like nothing since. She loved this man completely. I saw her about a year later and told her that I was a fellow officer and offered my condolences. I could tell that the pain had not subsided in her and I felt helpless to do anything for her. This is the price way pay, the yolk the Police family wears.
Anyone who has the courage to wear the uniform deserves our respect. It doesn’t matter if they are working in an administrative position or on the tip of the spear. We never knew when death would come to us just while we were just doing our jobs. Henry Allen Brown was just trying to help someone change a flat tire and it cost him his life. He did nothing wrong, followed proper procedure and the person he helped might have been your mother, father sister or brother. He did his duty. He taught me that lesson. I was a better Police Officer because of Henry Allen Brown.

Sergeant C. Charles Sherek, #6996
Dallas Police Department (retired)

April 26, 2019

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