Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 33 years
Badge # 271
Cause: Vehicular assault
Offender: Sentenced to life
Sergeant George Brown was killed in an automobile accident while attempting to stop a vehicle, that was fleeing the scene of a crime, on County Road 341 in Columbia County.
The driver of the vehicle intentionally slammed on his brakes, causing Sergeant Brown to take evasive action. Sergeant Brown's patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver of the vehicle he was attempting to stop was later arrested and charged with second degree murder.
The suspect was convicted of second degree murder in connection with Sergeant Brown's murder and was sentenced to life in prison.
Sergeant Brown had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 33 years. He is survived by his son, parents, and sister.