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 am.

Officer Brown had served with the Detroit Police Department for four years was assigned to the East Side Morality Unit. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. 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, Texas 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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Officer Brown,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 20, 2021

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