Town Marshal Amos Brown

Town Marshal Amos Brown

Fairbury Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, May 5, 1910

Amos Brown

Town Marshal Amos Brown died two days after being shot on Main Street when a man he was reprimanding, for making insulting remarks to a young woman, suddenly drew a revolver and shot him.

The suspect was apprehended in Newcastle, Colorado, on July 27, 1910.

Marshal Brown had 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 Apprehended

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Town Marshall Brown's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 12-04-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

December 4, 2016

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