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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Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 17, 2017

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