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Patrolman William J. Brown | New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman

William J. Brown

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Sunday, December 9, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Arrested

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Patrolman William Brown was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for creating a disturbance at a restaurant on St. Mary Street, near Magazine Street.

Two other men had been arrested at the restaurant shortly beforehand and Patrolman Brown returned to the scene to arrest the third subject. As he escorted the man out of the bar a friend of the man opened fire on him, striking him four times.

The subject fled the scene but turned himself in the following morning.

Patrolman Brown was transported to Charity Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 10, 2011

 

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