Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 6/9/1962
Offender: Paroled in 1982
Patrolman Donald Brown succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier while responding to a domestic disturbance at the home of a man fighting with his wife. As soon as Patrolman Brown and two other officers arrived, the man opened fire with a shotgun wounding all three officers. One of the officers returned fire wounding the suspect.
The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Brown's murder and sentenced to life in prison on May 28, 1963. He was paroled on October 7, 1982.
One of the officers who was wounded was struck in the eye with a shotgun pellet resulting in the loss of his sight in that eye. He was the brother of Toledo Patrolman Walter P. Boyle, shot and killed on December 8, 1961.
Patrolman Brown had served with theToledo Police Department for 7 years. He is survived by his wife and child.