Police Officer Roger Lee Brown

Police Officer Roger Lee Brown

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, August 11, 1976

Roger Lee Brown

Officer Brown and Officer Michael Smith were killed when their cruiser was intentionally hit head-on by a suspect fleeing from other officers. The suspect was also killed in the accident.

Officer Brown had been with the agency for nine years and was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 261

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Killed in accident

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Roger and Mike were working my cruiser, it was my partner and my day off. I have never forgotten them, it was very hard for our precinct at the time( 12 pct Columbus Div. of Police)

Bill Bedford POlice Officer CPD
Columbus Division of Police

July 25, 2016

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