Deputy Sheriff Jesse R. Browning

Deputy Sheriff Jesse R. Browning

Boone County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, April 15, 1917

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Jesse R. Browning

Deputy Sheriff Jesse Browning succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained one week earlier during an escape attempt from the county jail.

An inmate in the jail attacked Deputy Browning and was able to gain control of his service weapon. The man then shot him, fatally wounding him.

Deputy Browning had served with the Boone County Sheriff's Office for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, April 9, 1917
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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An old, dear, and respected friend told me Tuesday night that you were his cousin, and of your loss. The details that he recalled matched your remembrance here on ODMP. You are not forgotten, and your sacrifice is honored today. Be advised, we have the watch.

Officer Joel Foster
Greenville Technical College Police, SC

May 26, 2016

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