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Police Officer Leddie James Brown

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, December 11, 1997

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Reflections for Police Officer Leddie James Brown

Officer Brown,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

December 11, 2022

I worked with Police Officer Leddie Brown at the 39th Dist for many years. And found him to be a fun-loving people and very professional. Leddie is truly missed even thro it has been many years. R.I.P my fellow officer and friend.

Terry Brown - Retired Police Officer
Philadelphia Police Dept

December 22, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service, military and police, and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

December 11, 2020

I met Leddie in the 7th grade. We were friends till the end. Beautiful person inside and out. ❤️

Debbie Renta

October 30, 2020

Leddie was a good man as well as a officer. I worked with the 39th dist years ago. And think about the goodtimes we had. Missing him as a fine man & gentlemen.

Terry Brown
Philadelphia Police Dept

April 12, 2019

Thinking about you today, cuz. I am continuing to honor your legacy in the PPD. I hope I am making you proud. Rest In Peace.

Inspector Derrick Wood
Philadelphia Police

September 14, 2018

I just visited your grave again today. Every time the holidays roll around
I get somber. You are still my best friend my "Trooper". I thank you for
Staring me in the right direction. I would not be the man & father I'am today.
Wow 16 yrs. Smh - Rest in peace Tacklehead! I love you my friend.

Septa Mc
47 Warnock/Logan

December 5, 2013

15 years ago today you were taken away from us,What a huge void. I miss you so much Nicki. Continue to rest well.

khadijah mason

December 11, 2012

Your were so much more to me than just a cousin,you were my big brother,my protector,my friend.The day you left us is one I'll never forget that day a part of me died as well,but I find comfort knowing that your resting well in heaven with my dad and aunt lorsey and Renee. I love you Nicki sleep well until we meet again.

Correctional Officer,PPS Khadijah Mason

February 11, 2012

I will always remember you, the hard working, professional, and fun loving guy you always were. You worked hard to get to highway patrol and you got your wish. You patrolled the streets of Philadelphia, now you are patrolling the clouds in Heaven. Take care my brother, you are in good company. May God bless you. I SALUTE YOU SIR. SLIM PHI SLIM!!!

P/O Robert Long #4407

May 13, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 14, 2009

There is not a day that goes by that I don't have some type of reflection of you. You were my "Big little brother". I still keep a picture of you on the passenger side of my car because you always wanted me to drive (So you could look:-)I miss you man! I really do. We've always had good times. I can't remember bad ones. When I pass Highway Patrol Headquarters on Erie Ave, I always salute in honor of you. You personified Highway... Tough, loyal,caring, and a friend to the end! Rest in peace my brother because you left us too soon.

Sgt. Reuben Bolden
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadephia Law Enforcement Unit

August 13, 2009



July 30, 2008

Officer Brown your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 25, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 24, 2008

You will never be forgotten and may you always rest in peace.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

December 12, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 6, 2007


Leddie: Where do I start, form the times we played around in Logan as small kids or whe we went to Olney High School together, or when you joined the Police department I don't know but one thing I do know is I miss you my friend. We been friends for many years and even as we approach the ten year Anniversary of your death I want you to know that you are not forgotten my brother I love you and miss you much I pray your Soul is in the ETERNAL REST OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD.
Childhood Friends for ever
P/O Derrick Lyles Sr.
Philadelphia Police Department

P/O Derrick Lyles
Philadelphia Police Department

August 1, 2007

Great memories from Olney High. Every day the sun comes out means you're smiling down on all of us. Thank You. We'll meet up one day and laugh again.

Mark Doroshenko
High School Classmate

February 25, 2007

May you never be forgotten. Rest in peace sir.

December 14, 2006



December 12, 2006

I became friends with Leddie before I became a cop. I played football with him in a fairmount park league on Sundays. They called him "TOP DOG" and he was a great player. Besides being a great player he was a great person. He treated you like a brother and would do anything for you. Rest in Peace

P/o william Greco
Phila. police

December 11, 2006

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

December 11, 2006

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

October 26, 2006

Rest in peace,Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

June 24, 2006

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