Special Agent Clifton Dewell Browning, Jr.

Special Agent Clifton Dewell Browning, Jr.

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, December 8, 1984

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Clifton Dewell Browning, Jr.

Special Agent Clifton Browning was killed in an airplane accident near Meeker, Colorado, while returning to Grand Junction from a surveillance mission in Laramie, Wyoming. The aircraft began to experience mechanical problems and crashed in a snowstorm.

Agent Browning was assigned to Glenwood Springs and had served with the United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation for 21 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, three sons, father, mother, sister, and brother.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Colorado

aircraft accident, weather

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Dear Scott:

I just wanted to let you know that your dad was our Agent Counselor for FBI New Agents Class #6 in November 1971. It's hard to believe that I've been retired over 23 years but I continue to recall your dad's sense of humor and impressive physical presence during those training weeks.
Your dad was the perfect example of what I believed an FBI agent should be and am so sorry your family had to suffer his loss. Not only was he an impressive FBI agent but a very personable and empathetic counselor with whom we easily related and were comfortable with. Whether he intended to do so or not I personally felt he was more of a father figure than a senior FBI agent. You should be proud.

Martial Robichaud, Retired FBI 1971-1999

January 19, 2023

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