Special Agent Charles Linson Brown, Jr.

Special Agent Charles Linson Brown, Jr.

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, July 5, 1973

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Charles Linson Brown, Jr.

At approximately 6:15 p.m., Special Agent Charles L. Brown was in Lufkin, Texas, investigating the reported theft of a saddle. Brown was driving his F.B.I. car northbound in the 1100 block of Timberland Drive [U.S. Hwy. 69] toward the residence of the person he was going to interview. A gasoline truck was driving southbound on the six lane highway. A station wagon driven by a woman with children in the vehicle passed the gasoline truck and immediately changed lanes in front of the truck, then braked sharply to make a right turn. The truck driver applied his brakes and turned left to avoid the station wagon. The truck driver lost control and overturned across all three lanes of northbound traffic. Brown was attempting to stop when he slid into the side of the gasoline truck, his driver's door was up against the truck. The gasoline from the truck leaked out, then ignited. A nearby gas station attendant attempted to rescue Brown but was unable to get the locked passenger door open. Brown died at the scene of the accident.

Brown was survived by his wife, a son, his mother, a brother and two sisters. He is buried in the Hallsville Cemetery, Harrison County, Texas.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Texas

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I was a young police officer with the Nacogdoches Police Department when agent Brown died. I was honored to have been chosen as one of the representatives of NPD at his service. Agent Brown was well liked at NPD and a respected agent.

NPD Patrolman Jim A. McKendree

December 3, 2020

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