Policeman William G. Brown

Policeman William G. Brown

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, September 13, 1939

Add to My Heroes

William G. Brown

Policeman William Brown succumbed to injuries sustained the previous evening when his police motorcycle collided head-on with another motorcycle on North Sepulveda Boulevard. The driver of the other motorcycle was killed, and a passenger was injured in the crash.

Policeman Brown was transported Georgia Street Receiving Hospital in critical condition.

When it became evident that he would pass away, a fellow officer who had stayed by his bedside all night, responded to his home to pickup his wife and son to bring them to the hospital before he died. While responding back to the hospital the patrol car was involved in an accident in which Policeman Brown's wife suffered a fatal neck injury and his son suffered a broken back. The officer driving the patrol car suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries. Policeman Brown's wife died three days later.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 12, 1939

Most Recent Reflection

View all 9 Reflections

Unbelievably tragic all around. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. God Bless your wife, son and entire family as well as the officer transporting your family.

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

September 13, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.