Detective Lieutenant Liusila Brown

Detective Lieutenant Liusila Brown

American Samoa Department of Public Safety, American Samoa

End of Watch Thursday, July 22, 2010

Add to My Heroes

Liusila Brown

Detective Lieutenant Liusila Brown was shot and killed while on duty at the American Samoa High Court Building in Fagatogo.

Lieutenant Brown was providing security at the courthouse. A man had just been found not guilty of assault and weapons charges. As Lieutenant Brown stood guard in front of the courthouse, a member of the defendant's family approached him, drew a handgun, and fired numerous shots, killing him.

The suspect was taken into custody by other officers and charged with murder. After five years of delays, he pled guilty to second-degree murder and two counts of first-degree assault. He was sentenced to life in prison and two ten-year sentences for the attempted murder of two other police officers.

At the time of Lieutenant Brown's murder, police officers in American Samoa were not permitted to be armed by territorial law.

Detective Lieutenant Brown had served with the American Samoa Department of Public Safety for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended


Most Recent Reflection

View all 108 Reflections

Thank you for service. Your sacrfice will not be forgotten. RIP Uso, we got it from here.

Police Officer Faupo Lauofo
Centerville PD (OH)

April 25, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.