Police Officer Ephriam Brown

Police Officer Ephriam Brown

Opa-locka Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, June 3, 1986

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Ephriam Brown

Officer Brown was shot and killed after arresting a man he observed smoking marijuana in a car parked in a convenience store parking lot. As the man was being walked to Officer Brown's patrol car he surprised the officer. He was able to gain control of Officer Brown's service revolver and shot him several times.

The 22-year-old suspect plead guilty to first degree murder in the middle of his trial to avoid receiving the death penalty. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Brown was survived by his fiancee and mother.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I honestly don’t know how to start this. Tonight at dinner my father told me your story. My father was in his early 20’s at the time working for Miami Dade County Police Department. He just finished a traffic stop on his midnight shift when he heard a woman screaming on the radio “an officer has been shot at the circle k”. My father raced there and held you. There was a lot more to the story but it just brings a lot of pain to talk about it. I pray for your family. Even though I don’t know you, your name and story will never be forgotten by me. Thank you for your service

Dominic Magrino

December 29, 2020

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