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Deputy Sheriff David Gene Brown | Benton County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Benton County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Deputy Sheriff

David Gene Brown

Benton County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Thursday, October 19, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 18 years

Badge # B4

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Brown was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a suspect.

Deputy Brown had served with the Benton County Sheriff's Department for 18 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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This was my Daddy and I miss him so much. He was my Hero and was a true servant to others in his career. He died doing what he loved to do, but boy did life change when he was taken so soon. People forget these Men and Women who serve is someone's daddy, mother, brother, sister and so on. They're just trying to serve other people as Christ served. They don't do it for the money, they do it with a heart of loving people. Yes, there're are some, but very few that do it for the wrong reasons. It's no excuse for anyone to mistreat or abuse power on others. I know without a shadow of a doubt that 99% of the Men and Women of Blue serve in up holding the law. They defend the one's who can't defend themselves and defend our way of living peaceful lives. My father's death was hard and it was tragic, but he's legacy and memory remains as strong as ever. I'm honored and humbled so many times in life by being his son. I hope that I would've made him proud in my life achievements. I hope that the future is bright and we can build a legacy in his honor for all current and fallen police officers dressed in Blue. The law enforcement community is strong in numbers and we'll always have each others backs. Please respect the Law and respect the family members who just wants their family member to come back home after a day of serving the people in their communities. Matthew 24:46 "Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing."

Matt Brown
February 20, 2017


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