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Detective Sergeant James Edward Browning | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Detective Sergeant

James Edward Browning

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, November 29, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Paroled in 1927

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Detective Sergeant James Browning was shot and killed by an extortion suspect he and another detective were attempting to arrest.

The suspect was slightly wounded by the officer's return fire and was arrested a short time later. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled on October 21st, 1927.

Sergeant Browning was survived by his expectant wife, who delivered his twin daughters three months after the shooting.

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In memory of 100 years since your passing, rest in Paradise. Your sacrifice to the people of La will not be forgotten.

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