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Police Officer Roger Lee Brown | Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

Police Officer

Roger Lee Brown

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 11, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 261

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Killed in accident

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Officer Brown and Officer Michael Smith were killed when their cruiser was intentionally hit head-on by a suspect fleeing from other officers. The suspect was also killed in the accident.

Officer Brown had been with the agency for nine years and was survived by his wife and three children.

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Police Officer Michael Joseph Bernard Smith
Columbus Division of Police, Ohio
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 11, 1976
Cause: Vehicular assault

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Roger and Mike were working my cruiser, it was my partner and my day off. I have never forgotten them, it was very hard for our precinct at the time( 12 pct Columbus Div. of Police)

Bill Bedford POlice Officer CPD
Columbus Division of Police
July 25, 2016

 

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