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Police Officer Vernell Brown, Jr. | New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Police Officer

Vernell Brown, Jr.

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Friday, July 17, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 609

Military veteran

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 7/12/2015

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Police Officer Vernell Brown succumbed to injuries sustained five days earlier when he was struck by a car on U.S. 90, on the I-10 East split, while investigating a separate car fire.

He was training two police recruits at the scene of the vehicle fire when two other vehicles were involved in a crash on the adjacent roadway. One of the vehicles veered off the road and struck Officer Brown. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in a coma until succumbing to his injuries.

The driver who caused the crash plead guilty to negligent homicide. At the request of Officer Brown's family, the driver was sentenced to five years probation in lieu of a jail sentence.

Officer Brown was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the New Orleans Police Department for 17 years. Officer Brown is survived by five children and his fiancee.

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My heartfelt condolences go out to Officer Brown's family, friends, and the New Orleans Police Dept. I'm sure this has been a though year for the New Orleans Police due to having several of your officers who have been killed in the line of duty. Please note GOD's promise at Revelation 21:3,4 "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." GOD will reverse the affects of sin and death very soon. What a wonderful prospect we all have to look forward to. I pray GOD's promise for those that have fallen asleep in death brings comfort to all.

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department
December 7, 2015


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