Deputy Sheriff Samuel A. Brown

Deputy Sheriff Samuel A. Brown

Alleghany County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, July 8, 1927

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Samuel A. Brown

Deputy Samuel Brown was shot and killed as he and the sheriff attempted to arrest a suspected thief.

The sheriff was handcuffing the suspect when the suspect grabbed a gun from the sheriff and fired it. The shot missed the sheriff but hit Deputy Brown, killing him instantly.

The suspect initially escaped but was captured later that same day. He was convicted and sentenced to 99 years in prison.

Deputy Brown had served as a deputy for several years, however his exact length of service is unknown. He was survived by his wife and several children.


  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 99 years

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I was proud to find out that you were finally honored after all these years. One day I will get to meet you in glory and I look forward to that, I honestly do not know much about you except for the paper I wrote about you in high school. My grandfather said as a child they were not allowed to talk about it so he wouldn't talk about it. I would love to know your personality and feelings about family. Your not forgotten.

Valerie Wells
Great great grandaughter Valerie

May 16, 2017

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