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Patrolman Charles A. Browne | Reno Police Department, Nevada Reno Police Department, Nevada

Patrolman

Charles A. Browne

Reno Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch: Sunday, November 10, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 9 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/8/1907

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Browne was shot and mortally wounded when he attempted to arrest a man who pulled a pistol on another man near the Pyramid Saloon. A gun battle resulted in which Patrolman Browne and the suspect shot each other. The suspect was killed instantly. Patrolman Browne died at the Peoples Hospital two days later.

Patrolman Browne was survived by his wife and six children.

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I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND MAY YOUR FAMILY FIND COMFORT IN THE GOOD YOU HAVE DONE HERE ON EARTH.

Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum
May 9, 2013

 

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