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Corporal Rufus Earle Brown | Mobile Police Department, Alabama Mobile Police Department, Alabama


Rufus Earle Brown

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, March 23, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 26 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 2/23/1993

Weapon: Person

Offender: Not available

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Corporal Rufus Brown succumbed to injuries received four years earlier when he was beaten by a drunk male during the city's Mardi Gras celebration.

He had responded to a call of the male creating a disturbance. While on the scene the male beat Corporal Brown's head against a cement curb in the street. The injuries caused Corporal Brown to begin suffering seizures, forcing him to retire in 1993.

On March 23, 1997, Corporal Brown suffered a grand mal seizure and died as a result. The seizures were determined to be a direct result of the assault on Corporal Brown in 1993.

Corporal Brown had been employed with the Mobile Police Department for 26 years, and is survived by his wife and two children.

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Cpl. Brown,
On today, the 15th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mobile. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol
March 23, 2012


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