Detective Sergeant James Edward Browning

Detective Sergeant James Edward Browning

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, November 29, 1915

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James Edward Browning

Detective Sergeant James Browning was shot and killed by an extortion suspect he and another detective were attempting to arrest.

The suspect was slightly wounded by the officer's return fire and was arrested a short time later. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled on October 21st, 1927.

Sergeant Browning was survived by his expectant wife, who delivered his twin daughters three months after the shooting.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1927


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Rest in peace Detective Sergeant Browning.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 14, 2020

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