Sergeant I. Henry Brown

Sergeant I. Henry Brown

Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Saturday, October 1, 1927

I. Henry Brown

Sergeant Brown was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had just shot his estranged wife and her male companion at the Louisville and Nashville passenger depot in Ravenna, Kentucky. After hearing the shots shortly after midnight, Sergeant Brown responded to the scene and grabbed the suspect by the arm when he arrived. The wounded man shot by the suspect, raised himself off of the ground and began shooting at the suspect, but struck Sergeant Brown three times. The wounded man then died.

Sergeant Brown was taken to Riverview Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds two hours later. The suspect was taken into custody by the sheriff.

Sergeant Brown was survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Kentucky
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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An unfortunate accident, which is compounded by your only having a few remembrances. Today, Sgt. I. Henry Brown, I salute your devotion to duty.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

October 1, 2018

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