Sheriff Jerry Alexander Brown

Sheriff Jerry Alexander Brown

Marion County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, March 10, 1937

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Jerry Alexander Brown

Sheriff Brown was shot and killed in his bedroom as he prepared himself for bed. His apartment was attached to the county jail. A man who escaped from jail five days earlier was arrested following the murder and confessed to killing Sheriff Brown because he believed the sheriff would kill him if he was caught. The suspect was sentenced to death and executed on May 31, 1938.

Sheriff Brown had been with the agency for one year. His wife was appointed to complete his term in office. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1938

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 10, 2012

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