Patrolman Harrison R. Brown

Patrolman Harrison R. Brown

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, January 5, 1925

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Harrison R. Brown

Patrolman Harrison Brown was shot and killed when he stopped to question a man while walking his beat at 13th Street North and North Wabash Avenue in Wichita.

The man later admitted to the murder. On March 9, 1925, he was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 40 years.

Patrolman Brown had served with the was the Wichita Police Department for two years. He was the first black officer with the Wichita Police Department to be killed in the line of duty. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 4, 1925
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 40 years

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Brown. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

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