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Police Officer Ephriam Brown | Opa-locka Police Department, Florida Opa-locka Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Ephriam Brown

Opa-locka Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 3, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Brown was shot and killed after arresting a man he observed smoking marijuana in a car parked in a convenience store parking lot. As the man was being walked to Officer Brown's patrol car he surprised the officer. He was able to gain control of Officer Brown's service revolver and shot him several times.

The suspect plead guilty to first degree murder in the middle of his trial to avoid receiving the death penalty. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Brown was survived by his fiancee and mother.

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Police Officer Ephriam Brown's funeral was my first funeral I attended as a new police officer. It was a memorial that moved me to tears. As I reflect on my retirement, I'm reminded of those brave bothers & sisters that paid the supreme sacrifice. God Bless you Officer Brown.

Sgt. Dave Kurz
Ocean Ridge Police Department
October 19, 2017

 

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