Deputy Sheriff Donald Leeroy Brown

Deputy Sheriff Donald Leeroy Brown

Yuba County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, November 21, 1974

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Donald Leeroy Brown

Deputy Brown was shot and killed when he responded to reports of a man pointing a shotgun at school children. The suspect was known to Deputy Brown and when he arrived at the scene the man's mother let him in the house. As Deputy Brown approached the second floor of the residence the suspect appeared from a bedroom and shot Deputy Brown in the chest with the shotgun.

On December 9, 1976, the suspect, 19, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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Don; In 1967 you convinced me to become a YCSO. Your friendship to me and my family will always be remembered. I often think of you in later years, especially when attending LOD memorials. Rest in peace my brother.

Robert Deegan, Sgt.
Amtrak Railroad Police, Retired.

August 14, 2018

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