Corporal Rufus Earle Brown

Corporal Rufus Earle Brown

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, March 23, 1997

Rufus Earle Brown

Corporal Rufus Brown succumbed to injuries received four years earlier when he was beaten by a drunk male during the city's Mardi Gras celebration on February 23rd, 1993.

He had responded to a call of the male creating a disturbance at the intersection of Government Street and South Dearborn Street. While on the scene the male beat Corporal Brown's head against a cement curb in the street. The injuries caused Corporal Brown to begin suffering seizures, forcing him to retire in 1993.

On March 23rd, 1997, Corporal Brown suffered a grand mal seizure and died as a result. The seizures were determined to be a direct result of the assault in 1993.

Corporal Brown had been employed with the Mobile Police Department for 26 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 23, 1993
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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I worked with Rufus back in the 80’s at the MPD in Narcotics and Vice. I have just learned of his death. He was a model of a man. So very thoughtful and funny.

Barbara Mitchell Schalin.

May 17, 2018

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