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Police Officer III Brian Ernest Fenimore Brown

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, November 29, 1998

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Reflections for Police Officer III Brian Ernest Fenimore Brown

My Dearest Brian,

Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. I remember when you were born…when your mom, Emily, and I would find you sitting under the kitchen sink in the cabinet eating Gregory’s dog biscuits…you LOVED them! When you were ring bearer at my wedding…how we would tell your mom we were “going to the movies” but would go to that hot dog place on Greenville Ave and stuff ourselves with hot dogs and play space invader! funny…the movie we picked (same one every time!) we never saw!!!! I finally confessed to your mom about our escapades! How I took you to that abandoned parking lot in north Dallas to teach you how to drive…and had you sit on my lap cause you couldn’t reach the pedals…I shifted the gears, pushed the pedals and you steered….until that nice police officer pulled up next to us….you froze and had the funniest look on your face… as I turned my head to see why you weren’t looking where to steer, our faces were side by side and I was just as freaked out as you! When he asked “What ARE you two doing?” I replied, “What do you think, I’m trying to teach him how to drive!” That Officer tried so hard not to bust up laughing !!!! Then he said, “ Son, just don’t hit the light poles!!!!” OMG!!!! We laughed so hard we cried!!!! I remember when you were 10 and you asked me what I had wanted to be when I grew up…. I told you
1. Medicine, 2. Model, 3. Marine,
4. Motorcycle Cop….you looked at me and said you could understand 1 and 2 but 3 and 4? I told you Marines are tuff, they “know things”. You wanted to know “what things”….you got pissed cause I wouldn’t tell you. (You called me after boot cap and said ……..Wow! I know why you wouldn’t tell me!!!!). And motorcycle cops “because they ride motorcycles, wear shades and wear cool boots!” You said, “Well, I guess I need to get to work and make your dreams come true.” You we’re so much fun!!!! I remember when you called me to tell me you enlisted as a Marine….and could I come protect you when you told your dad! (He was Army)

I remember reading about the first Marine being injured in Somalia and telling myself, “Well, I don’t have to worry about Brian, he’s still stateside.” When I found out it was you, I wanted
to come to the hospital and deck you!!!!
But that was you….Never leave a man behind…..

Bri, Last June I went to see your mom in a Patsy Cline show….it was a 2 person show and your mom was Patsy Cline. She sang 34 songs…..she is so talented! You so loved hearing her sing. She dedicated all the shows to YOU. During one song, Emily and I looked at each and knew we were both thinking of you……I do not know how she made it through that song. I’m grateful the theater was dark… I could not hold it together.

Brian, I miss you. Thank you for being in my life. For all the joy you gave me. For wearing the uniform everyday and for always being willing to go over and beyond the call of duty and what was asked of you. For your courage, kindness and always being true to yourself.

I Love You More,
Auntie Carson

No rank
Auntie Carson

November 23, 2021

Semper Fi Marine. Thank you for your service. May God bless you and your family.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

November 29, 2020

I remember going to your father's viewing so many years ago and how the loss of him shook us. Your father was an outstanding and brave LAPD officer and U.S. Marine. His picture hangs in hallway of 77th Street Division and the memory of him stays with us forever. We are proud of him and equally proud of you. I remember you as a little boy trying to be brave for your dad. You are always in my prayers. KMA 367

Sgt. R. Alvarez #26529
Los Angeles Police Department (ret.)

May 9, 2020

God Bless you. Rest in peace brother .

Det. Rivas

November 29, 2019

Hollenbeck Patrol will be working our shift in your memory today. We will never forget and God bless to your family and son.

Hollenbeck Patrol

November 29, 2018

Brian was my co-worker and friend. We worked together at Van Nuys Division. I then transferred to Hollywood... and was working that night his call came out. RIP my dear brother... I will see you again!

Detective Karla Williams
Oceanside PD ( former LAPD)

November 29, 2018

Officer Brown,
On today, the 20th 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

November 29, 2018

Coming up on the 20 year anniversary of Brian's death. It was like yesterday. The memory is just as heart breaking today as it was the day it happened. May God bless you in heaven, and your family here on earth.

If there is a memorial service someone please reach out to me at San Luis Obispo Police Department. Would be good to meet your son, father and their families. My children would like to meet as well.

Rushdi Cader, Tactical Physician
SLO Regional SWAT. On Duty ER Physician at UCLA - Nov 29, 1998

November 16, 2018



December 21, 2017

19 years today. Your memory lives on. May God grant you the peace that you deserve. You are not forgotten.

Det. Rivas

November 29, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 29, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 21, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother, you are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

August 25, 2017

Think about you every now and then.


August 16, 2016

I served with you in Central Division and walking a footbeat on Broadway Street. I will ride the Police Unity Tour for you my brother. Thank you for your service

Police Officer 3 LAPD Foothill Div.
LAPD Friend

January 10, 2016

Hey brother,
Another long year has gone by, but it seems like yesterday each time I reflect on that night. I shared your story of bravery with the kids again, as we passed by the area. I don't want them or others to ever forget what is sacrificed for their safety and freedom! Your son is an amazing husband and father to his growing family, you would be proud. I miss you bro.

PIII Thomas Cleary

November 29, 2015

I visit your memorial page every once in a while to remind myself of your courage and commitment. I remember that Det Melissa Mora would always talk about how you visited her at her Night Watch table. She really enjoyed talking and visiting with you. She was heart broken when you were killed and she is now in heaven also. I pray that you know that our struggle continues but your life and memory of you helps us in that struggle. KMA-367

Sergeant R. Alvarez
77th Street / LAPD

April 7, 2015

16 years today. Time goes by quickly, but your courage is still remembered by your friends and family. May God give you the peace you deserve.

Detective Rivas

November 30, 2014

16 years today. Time goes by quickly but your courage is still remembered by your friends and family. May God give you the peace you deserve.

Detective Rivas

November 29, 2014

Miss you brother! You were a great classmate, partner, fellow Marine and friend. We are still checkin on Dylon for ya. He has a beautiful family and is a great young man, you did well my friend. This is always a tough day, especially since I was there. Glad I got to serve along side you brother. You are never forgotten!
LAPD (class 9/95)

PIII Thomas E. Cleary
LAPD (Retired) & Fellow Marine (Retired)

November 29, 2014

Your dedication to protect and service not only your country and your community has shown through your incredibly and fearless actions. You are an true inspiration. Rest in peace.

Semper Fi

Recruit Gelesko

September 27, 2014


Tomorrow I swear in as a reserve officer for San Luis Obispo Police Department. Your bravery and the loyalty of your fellow officers on the day you died, was my inspiration to become an officer and an instructor in Tactical Medicine. Rest in Peace Brian. We did everything we could to attempt to bring you back to your family. God bless you and those you left behind.

God's peace,

Dr. Rushdi Cader

Medical Director
San Luis Obispo PD / SWAT

May 5, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother, we have the Watch

Phoenix PD, Brother in Blue

April 26, 2014

Officer Brown's story has made me want to become a LAPD officer even more. his story has changed me .

Cadet II Tobin

February 3, 2014

Officer Brown's story has made me want to become a LAPD officer even more. his story has changed me .

Cadet II Tobin

February 2, 2014

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