Police Chief John Watson Brown

Police Chief John Watson Brown

Colerain Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, February 21, 1939

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John Watson Brown

Police Chief John Brown was killed when his car collided with a bus which had stopped for a tree that had blown over in the highway. Chief Brown was responding to a rural area near Green's Crossroads in Bertie County, which a tornado had just devastated. Three other people were killed as a result of the storm.

Chief Brown was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 66
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Chief Brown,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Colerain.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 21, 2019

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