Officer King Charles Brown

Officer King Charles Brown

Lawton Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, January 21, 1946

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King Charles Brown

Officer King Brown succumbed to wounds he received when his service weapon discharged as he exited his vehicle on January 20, 1946.

Officer Brown was called to assist two other officers with the arrest of three men involved in a shooting on First Street in Lawton. He was known to keep his weapon cocked and stuck in the waistband of his pants. As he got back into his vehicle, the weapon fell from his pants, discharged, and struck him. He was transported to a Lawton hospital where he passed away the next day.

Officer Brown had served with the Lawton Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two sisters, and two brothers.

Officer Brown is buried in Highland Cemetery in Lawton, Oklahoma.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 20, 1946

accidental discharge

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Officer Brown,
On today, the 76th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lawton. And to your Family of loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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January 21, 2022

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