Police Officer Brian Evans

Police Officer Brian Evans

Mansfield Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, December 26, 2007

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Brian Evans

Officer Brian Evans was shot and killed while providing medical assistance to a man who had just been shot by Officer Evans' brother.

Officer Evans and his brother's wife had become concerned about his brother because of his depression. When the two arrived at his house to check on his welfare, they discovered that the brother's neighbor had been shot and was laying in the driveway. Officer Evans immediately went to check on the condition of the victim and ordered his sister-in-law to leave the area in the car.

At the same time, the brother appeared in the driveway and opened fire, striking the vehicle ten times. He then shot Officer Evans in the chest, killing him.

Moments later, the suspect's sister and sister-in-law arrived at the scene and were also fired upon. Both were wounded as they fled in their vehicle.

The suspect was apprehended a short time later after being confronted by other officers. He was charged with the murder of a police officer and the murder of his neighbor. On September 9, 2008, he was found not guilty by reason of insanity and committed in a state mental institution.

Officer Evans had served with the Mansfield Police Department for 14.5 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 14 years, 6 months
  • Badge 182

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender committed

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Brian I don’t even know where to start. It’s been so long since I’ve been on here. 10 years you’ve been gone but most days it seems like only yesterday! It’s not any easier, the pain is still here, the hurt still so strong. Tess is a junior now at The Ohio State University! Can you believe that? She is doing so great. I made her go to the branch of Ohio University her freshman year because I didn’t want her going to columbus; you know I worry. So towards the end of her freshman year she just wouldn’t give in on me letting her apply at OSU. She got accepted and has been there the last year and a half. She made the deans list spring semester & just got all a’s & 1 b this last semester so she did it again!!! I am beyond proud of this girl. She amazes me. I know she is amazing you too!!!
There are so many things that have went on these last years i could write for days. I just have to believe that the good Lord is allowing you to watch over us from above and see all these wonderful life happenings of your baby girl. We always talk about you, share stories & play your songs. You are never far from us. I promised you that you never would be. We hold you close to our hearts. We will never let you light burn out; you will be remembered for eternity. And not just because of your heroism but also because of who you were; the wonderful husband, remarkable Dad & just all around great human being. We miss you. We love you. Our forever hero. God bless you babe!!!
Love your girls,
Trina & Tess #182


December 28, 2017

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