Police Officer Angelo E. Brown

Police Officer Angelo E. Brown

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, January 31, 1984

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Angelo E. Brown

Police Officer Angelo Brown was shot and killed after being robbed on Sterling Place, near Buffalo Avenue, shortly after 2:00 am.

Officer Brown was walking home from a club in Brooklyn when he slipped on ice and fell to the ground. When he fell, two men spotted Officer Brown's off-duty gun and attacked him, stealing his gun. When they attempted to flee in a car, Officer Brown jumped on the hood in an attempt to stop them. After Officer Brown fell from the hood of the car, the one suspect exited the car and fatally shot him.

Both suspects, ages 19 and 26, were apprehended, convicted of second-degree murder, and sentenced to 25 years to life.

Officer Brown had served with the New York City Police Department for one year and was assigned to the 84th Precinct.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 19784

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Angelo- We were in the academy together,January 1983-Company 83-15. You shared many words of wisdom with us younger officers. There was always a smile on your face and a very calm demeanor. I vividly remember the story you told me about ambushing a heard of goats when you were in Vietnam. You said how scared you were when you thought the enemy was coming and got ready for battle only to get charged by goats. I still remember you laughing trying to tell the end of the story. I will never forget you and have thought of you much over the last 35 years. Rest in Peace- you will always be in my heart.

Lt. Gerard Lennon (RET)

July 7, 2019

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