Police Officer George W. Brown

Police Officer George W. Brown

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, December 17, 1904

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George W. Brown

Patrolman George Brown was shot and killed by a man who thought he was about to be arrested.

The suspect had just robbed another man in the area and was hiding in bushes in a yard. Patrolman Brown, who was on mounted patrol, had noticed a separate suspicious person who was unrelated to the robbery case, standing near the foliage.

He ordered the suspicious person to come over to him. As the man did so, the robbery suspect fired two rounds from the bushes, striking Patrolman Brown in the chest. The suspect was arrested several years later in Stockton, California.

Patrolman Brown had served with the Oakland Police Department for 3-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife, child, and parents.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Thank you for your service Great Grandfather. You are remembered by your family for generations. Your Great-Great-Great grandson is learning about you and your heroism to share in a school report. Love Georjean Marie Brown-Parrish XOXOXO

Georjean M Parrish
Great Grandaughter

October 28, 2021

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