Police Officer Ulysses Brown

Police Officer Ulysses Brown

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, August 20, 1971

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Ulysses Brown

Police Officer Ulysses Brown was shot and killed while off duty when several subjects attempted to rob him behind a store at 10800 East Jefferson Avenue at approximately 4:00 a.m.

Officer Brown was a Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Detroit Police Department for four years, assigned to the East Side Morality Unit. He was survived by his son, two daughters, parents, and three siblings. In 2017, one of his daughters became the first female police chief of the Dallas Police Department, Texas, after serving 20 years with the Detroit Police Department.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 1103
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Never identified

off duty, robbery

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Rest in peace, sir, we have the watch! I had the pleasure of listening to your daughter, Renee, speak today, and you would be so d@**n proud.

Deputy Chief Jeremy Sims
Matteson, IL PD

October 16, 2023

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