Sheriff Thomas Fenton Brown

Sheriff Thomas Fenton Brown

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, April 8, 1928

Thomas Fenton Brown

Sheriff Thomas Brown was shot and killed by the former sheriff while investigating a disturbance.

The former sheriff had been drinking and stopped at a woman's farm. The woman sent her son and a friend to find Sheriff Brown.

When Sheriff Brown arrived at the scene, he located the former sheriff's vehicle and found a 2-gallon jug of liquor in it. As he approached the house to find the former sheriff, he fired and struck Sheriff Brown three times.

Sheriff Brown had served as sheriff for 8 months. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

.Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 9, 2012

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