Deputy Sheriff David Gene Brown

Deputy Sheriff David Gene Brown

Benton County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Thursday, October 19, 1989

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David Gene Brown

Deputy Sheriff David Brown was killed in an automobile crash while pursuing a suspect on Highway near Michigan City, Mississippi.

The vehicle he was pursuing crested a hill at over 100 mph, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. A tractor trailer traveling in the opposite direction took evasive action to avoid a collision, but entered Deputy Brown's travel lane as Deputy Brown crested the hill as well. Deputy Brown was unable to avoid a collision and struck the tractor trailer.

The driver of the vehicle he was pursuing was convicted of charges stemming from the pursuit.

Deputy Brown was a U.S. Marine Corps veterean and had served with the Benton County Sheriff's Department for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge B4
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted

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This was my Daddy and I miss him so much. He was my Hero and was a true servant to others in his career. He died doing what he loved to do, but boy did life change when he was taken so soon. People forget these Men and Women who serve is someone's daddy, mother, brother, sister and so on. They're just trying to serve other people as Christ served. They don't do it for the money, they do it with a heart of loving people. Yes, there're are some, but very few that do it for the wrong reasons. It's no excuse for anyone to mistreat or abuse power on others. I know without a shadow of a doubt that 99% of the Men and Women of Blue serve in up holding the law. They defend the one's who can't defend themselves and defend our way of living peaceful lives. My father's death was hard and it was tragic, but he's legacy and memory remains as strong as ever. I'm honored and humbled so many times in life by being his son. I hope that I would've made him proud in my life achievements. I hope that the future is bright and we can build a legacy in his honor for all current and fallen police officers dressed in Blue. The law enforcement community is strong in numbers and we'll always have each others backs. Please respect the Law and respect the family members who just wants their family member to come back home after a day of serving the people in their communities. Matthew 24:46 "Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing."

Matt Brown

February 20, 2017

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