Deputy Sheriff Leroy Dale Brown

Deputy Sheriff Leroy Dale Brown

Cochise County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

End of Watch Saturday, December 6, 1969

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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

retaliation

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I lived in Bowie, Arizona, for approximately ten wonderful years. I remember the Dairy Burger, the town, and the people of Bowie well. I never knew Deputy Brown, but now, being in law enforcement for over 21 years, I want to thank you for serving our great county and community. RIP Deputy Brown, you are missed brother!

Sergeant Mark Rios
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department

December 6, 2022

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