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 at 1200 East 71st Street while off duty.

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


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 12360

Incident Details

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

robbery, off duty

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 2, 2021

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