Patrolman Melvin E. Brown

Patrolman Melvin E. Brown

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, June 2, 1970

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Melvin E. Brown

Patrolman Melvin E. Brown was shot and killed during an arrest of armed robbers.

Officer Brown observed three gunmen enter a lounge and announce a robbery. As the robbers ordered the patrons to place their hands on the bar, Officer Brown attempted to subdue one of the gunmen and disarm him. The gunman fired several shots, fatally wounding the officer.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 12360

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage and sacrifice. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 2, 2020

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