Deputy Sheriff Leroy Dale Brown

Deputy Sheriff Leroy Dale Brown

Cochise County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

End of Watch Saturday, December 6, 1969

Leroy Dale Brown

Deputy Sheriff Leroy Brown was shot and killed by a man he had arrested several months earlier.

He was eating in the Dairy Burger restaurant in Bowie, Arizona, when the man saw him and entered the establishment. The subject ordered a hot cup of coffee and then approached Deputy Brown. He threw the coffee into Deputy Brown's face, and as Deputy Brown stood up, he shot him twice. The man then fled to a nearby school and committed suicide.

Deputy Brown was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was survived by his wife, two sons, parents, and four sisters.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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From reading the reflections, it is evident your family misses Leroy Dale Brown, even on this 49th anniversary of his loss. Officer Brown is not forgotten. May his family remember him for the hero he was and is.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

December 6, 2018

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