Deputy Sheriff David Gene Brown

Deputy Sheriff David Gene Brown

Benton County Sheriff's Office, 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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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Brown.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 4, 2019

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