Deputy Walter Clifford Brown

Deputy Walter Clifford Brown

Jenkins County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, April 13, 1919

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Walter Clifford Brown

Deputy Brown and Night Marshal Thomas Stephens were shot and killed after responding to a report of a man threatening people with a gun in front of a church being used for a lodge meeting.

When Deputy Brown and Marshal Stephens attempted to place the suspect under arrest they were shot and killed by him a several other suspects. The shooting deaths of these two officers sparked riots in the town that resulted in several other people being killed.

Deputy Brown had served with the agency for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Brown,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jenkins County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 13, 2019

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