Patrolman Michael W. Brown

Patrolman Michael W. Brown

Garfield Heights Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, December 8, 1994

Michael W. Brown

Officer Brown and Officer Robert Stefanov were killed when their patrol car struck a utility pole during a pursuit. The officers had noticed a vehicle sitting outside of a closed business and, as they approached it, the vehicle sped off. The suspects entered an intersection against a red light at approximately 75 mph with the officers close behind. When another vehicle entered the intersection the officers attempted to avoid a collision but the patrol car struck the car, overturned, and struck a utility pole. The suspect was later apprehended and sentenced to ten years for involuntary manslaughter.

Officer Brown had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his daughter.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Michael W. Brown of the Garfield Heights Police Department, Ohio and the additional 81 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 8, 2017

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