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Trooper Richard G. Brown | Indiana State Police, Indiana Indiana State Police, Indiana

Trooper

Richard G. Brown

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 27, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 12 years, 4 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 9/27/1967

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Trooper Richard Brown was struck and killed at an accident scene on Interstate 74 at the 54-mile marker near Lebanon in Boone County.

At 7:00 am, Trooper Brown was struck by another vehicle as he investigated an accident between a car and a truck. Two others were killed and a third critically injured as a result of the second accident.

Trooper Brown had served with the Indiana State Police for over 12 years and was assigned to the Lafayette post. He was a US Merchant Marine and a US Army veteran. Trooper Brown was survived by his wife, son and three daughters.

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He was my father. I remember the date of death very well. I was twelve years old. My oldest sister, Bonnie, was sixteen, my sister, Janet, was fourteen and my brother, Mark, was eight. We continue to miss my Dad 47 years later. He was a good and humorous man. He had many friends and people still stop me to talk about him today although many friend are now dead.

Lisa (Brown) Garoffolo
daughter
September 27, 2014

 

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