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Patrolman William Brown | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio


William Brown

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, September 29, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 7 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/25/1917

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Brown was shot and killed while chasing a man who had brandished a gun when asked to leave a cafe. Patrolman Brown was walking his beat when the cafe owner notified him of the incident and pointed the man out. As Patrolman Brown chased the suspect they exchanged shots and both were wounded. Patrolman Brown was taken to a local hospital where he underwent two blood transfusions before doctors determined he had to have his leg amputated. Patrolman Brown never regained consciousness after the operation and succumbed to his wounds on September 29, four days after the initial shooting.
The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Patrolman Brown had been with the agency for seven months and was survived by his son and two brothers, who were both officers with the Cleveland Police Department.

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Rest In Peace Brother. It's been 100 years since your EOW and you are not forgotten. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA
September 29, 2017


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