Policeman Charles W. Brown

Policeman Charles W. Brown

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, December 5, 1946

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Charles W. Brown

Officer Charles Brown was killed when his semi-automatic handgun fell out of his pocket in a store on 68th Street near Greenway Avenue, and discharged. He was taken to Pennsylvania Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries eight days later.

Officer Brown had served with the agency for three years, interrupted by service in the United States Navy in World War II. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 355
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 27, 1946

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Officer Brown,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice -not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

December 5, 2021

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