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Patrolman Otto Brown | Bellingham Police Department, Washington Bellingham Police Department, Washington

Patrolman

Otto Brown

Bellingham Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 8, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 3/5/1929

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Patrolman Otto Brown succumbed to injuries sustained on March 5th, 1929, when his police motorcycle was struck by a taxi at the intersection of Lynn Street and Eldridge Avenue. The impact caused his motorcycle to then strike a telephone pole and Officer Brown was thrown to the ground.

Patrolman Brown's health began to deteriorate after the incident he succumbed to complications of the injuries on January 8th, 1930.

Patrolman Brown had served with the Bellingham Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and six children.

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Many, many thanks for finally recognizing and honoring my great grandpa, Patrolman Otto Brown. Unfortunately, I was never able to meet him but have heard countless stories over the years of what a loving, honest, and principled man he was. He was committed to excellence as a police officer and to the service of his community. He was the love of my great grandma Goldie Brown's life. When he passed she was left with six children all under the age of 13. She never dated or remarried and she ensured that his legacy was passed on to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Even though there was no insurance provisions in 1930 for fallen officers, the Bellingham Police Department provided spiritual and emotional support as well as food packages on special occasions.

Great grand daughter Kymm
May 11, 2014

 

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