City Marshal Amos Brown

City Marshal Amos Brown

Fairbury Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, May 5, 1910

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Amos Brown

City Marshal Amos Brown died two days after being shot at the intersection of First Street and Locust Street when a man he had reprimanded for insulting conduct toward a young woman suddenly drew a revolver and shot him.

The suspect was never apprehended.

Marshal Brown served with the Fairbury Police Department for 11 years and had been appointed to the position after Chief William Baird was shot and killed in the line of duty in 1899.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, May 3, 1910
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Never apprehended


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Marshal Brown,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fairbury.


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May 5, 2020

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