Deputy Marshal Columbus "Lum" Brown

Deputy Marshal Columbus "Lum" Brown

Orleans Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, December 25, 1895

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Columbus "Lum" Brown

Deputy Marshal Columbus Brown died two days after being shot in the abdomen. The suspect was upset with Deputy Marshal Brown for arresting a friend and shot him after exchanging angry words with him.

It was reported that the suspect went to the marshal's office and turned himself into the town's marshal immediately after the shooting. The 20-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with murder. He was tried and acquitted.

Deputy Marshal Brown was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, December 23, 1895
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Acguitted

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Deputy Marshal Brown,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Orleans.


United States Border Patrol

December 25, 2020

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