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Trooper Bruce Thompson Brown | West Virginia State Police, West Virginia West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

Trooper

Bruce Thompson Brown

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, October 14, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/14/1977

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Escaped from prison

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Trooper Brown was shot and killed while he and another officer were transferring prisoners from one location to another. As they were logging the prisoners in, one of the men grabbed the other officer's service weapon.

As Trooper Brown attempted to subdue the man he was shot. The suspect was eventually apprehended and is currently incarcerated at the West Virginia Penitentiary Mt. Olive, sentenced to life without parole

Trooper Brown was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 13, 2013

 

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