Patrolman David Ray Brown

Patrolman David Ray Brown

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, August 14, 1983

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David Ray Brown

Patrolman David Brown suffered a fatal heart attack in Dorchester shortly after a short pursuit of a vehicle that was speeding on Columbia Road near Blue Hill Avenue.

While sitting inside the police vehicle he suffered a seizure while checking the vehicle registration and driver's license. His partner removed him from the vehicle and started CPR. He was taken to Boston City Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Patrolman Brown was a U.S Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He had served with the Boston Police Department for less than six years and was assigned to District 2, Roxbury. He is survived by his wife, and five children.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 5 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

traffic stop, vehicle pursuit

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Officer Brown, as a recently recognized Line of Duty Death it is an honor to be the first of what will surely be many more to say thank you for your service, both military and police, and to further say that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always sir and may God Bless your family.

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

November 21, 2020

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