Sergeant Frederick Brown

Sergeant Frederick Brown

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, June 16, 1896

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Frederick Brown

Sergeant Frederick Brown was struck and killed by a New York Central Railroad train in the Black Rock yards.

Sergeant Brown was on duty and was checking on the patrolmen on their post. After he finished his rounds, he was walking back to the precinct. To return to the precinct, he had to cross over the New York Central Railroad tracks on Parish Street, near Tonawanda Street, at approximately 10:00 pm.

There was no flagman on duty at the crossing and as Sergeant Brown stepped onto the tracks he struck by a train that was backing. He was thrown 15 feet and landed on the tracks. Before he could get out of the way, the train rolled over him.

Sergeant Brown had served with the Buffalo Police Department for 13 years, and was assigned to the 13th Precinct He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Sgt. Brown,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Buffalo.


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June 16, 2021

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