Corporal Rufus Earle Brown

Corporal Rufus Earle Brown

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, March 23, 1997

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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.


  • 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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Rest in peace Corporal Brown.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 12, 2022

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