Private Leander Brown

Private Leander Brown

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, August 7, 1882

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Leander Brown

Private Leander Brown was killed in Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma) after being struck in the chest with a pick ax. He had arrest a man for illegally being on Indian land and for cutting hay without a permit.

Because of their location, the two made camp nearby with plans to return to the jail in the morning. At some point during the night the suspect slipped his shackles and struck Private Brown in the chest with a pick ax.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Pick ax
  • Offender Not available

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Private Leander BROWN ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us.
God Bless You

grateful citizen

August 7, 2015

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