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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

I didn't know Officer Brown but I remember watching the news the day he was shot in the line of duty. I felt for his son Dylon and for his family as if he had been part of my family. That moment has stuck with me all these years.

Rest in Peace Brian.

D. Macias
Friend

December 28, 2013

All of us at Pacific will never forget the sacrifice you have made! RIP brother and watch over us from heaven.

Police Officer II Abskharon
LAPD Pacific Division

November 29, 2013

I remember Brain's service very well! I was with the Honor Guard and had to do the final salute to his son in a missing man formation. What I did not expect was that his son would do the same slow cut away salute at the same speed I did it with out training! I lost it as I marched away!

Police Officer III, Ellis, A.D.
LAPD-Retired

November 29, 2013

Can never forget you. Til we met again.

Beppy
Friend

November 29, 2013

Rest in Peace - know that we will always remember you-

DII Vic Corella # 22416
LAPD

November 27, 2013

Miss you.

Inez
Friend

September 10, 2013

Brian, i finally got a chance to visit the wall and see your name etched in granite. it was a difficult time for me to see your name. im sorry i did not get to you in time that night. i was working wla when it happened. you are a true hero.

David Alpers (33527) LAPD class 11-96 (1996-2000)

David Alpers Deputy-2
Cumberland County Sheriffs office, Favetteville, NC

June 4, 2013

"Honor Pride, Will to Survive 9-95". I am a classmate of Brian's. This past November marked the 14th year of his death, and it never gets easier. He was a true blue, hard core all american cop, that was always motivated and dedicated. May he continue to rest in peace. We miss you bro!!

Police Officer III Robert Collier
LAPD

January 17, 2013

I recall when I heard that an officer had been shot in Pacific Division. I happened to be working in another lapd division then. I didn't go to Brian's funeral but now after all these years I wish I had. What stood out most to me was the heroism that Dylon displayed during that time of grief. I have since left Lapd and gone to another agency and I sometimes drive by the location where Brian was shot. Brian was a distinguished expert shooter or DX as they like to say. I was a DX also with Lapd and know that it takes hard work to become a good shooter. Brian was not only a good shooter but a great police officer and father. I sincerely hope that you are doing well Dylon.

Ex- Lapd / Marco Rivas

November 29, 2012

As the Investigating Detective in this case I took great pride in standing up for Brian and his family during this ordeal. It was a pleasure being with his family, but heart breaking at the same time. I still keep in contact with the family and it was heart wrenching seeing his father testify during the trial. It is something I will never forget. Long story short, something very good came out of it (if such a thing). May Brian rest in peace..
LONG STORY

Det II
LAPD/RHD Retired

November 29, 2012

I'm just a citizen who remembers when Officer Brown was killed. I had a quiet moment the day of his funeral and I vividly recall how sad I felt about his death. I remember how hard it was to focus on work at the moment.

I'll always remember a news clip of his captain speaking at his funeral saying that in all his years as a police officer, Officer Brown was one of the finest he had ever known.

Norm Baun-Citizen

October 22, 2012

Not sure why the memory of my cousin came into mind. perhaps the thought of my Aunt, Brians mother. I recall the year i spent with her just after Brian passed. Trying to be there as a distraction by allowing her to care for me and my sister. By the end of the year, with us being young teenagers, she could not handle it. I felt horrible that i was not able to help her with this and then she losing her husband a few short years later. The last time i saw my Aunt Emily she resembled my grandmother too well and in a way i feel still a connection to my late grandmother. I hope that Dylon (my second cousin) has found some kind of peace like i have and wish to one day see him again. its been way too long and that vision of him so young and in so much pain still haunts me sometimes. like today i suppose. Seeing his father for the first and last time and knowing..that is not how he should look. i have seen the post from Dylon and am amazed he has grown so much. now even more. well..i suppose i had to release some of these thoughts. i still wish Dylon well and hope to see him again one day.

Josephine Casas - no rank. just family
Brian is my cousin

January 10, 2012

Thank you Officer Brown, for your dedicated service. May you rest in eternal peace.

CIVILIAN
LAPD

December 5, 2011

A Marine, a father, a brother and a true warrior who paid the ultimate sacrifice for someones safety and freedom.

Chief Roberto V. Obong
Former LAPD/West Covina PD/ now Veterans Affairs Police

October 27, 2011

Brian,

After all these years, I still think about you.
Miss you.

Liz
Friend

August 23, 2011

Brian,
I was assigned to West L.A. Patrol at the time and responded to the "Officer Down" help call. I still remember hearing Sgt. Carson Pearce asking for forty additional officers for the crime scene. Although I never had the opportunity to meet you, I feel the pain every time I pass by the intersection of Sepulveda and Slauson, enroute to Holy Cross Cemetary to visit my mother and grandparents.

Having attended your funeral, and after reading all the great letters on this site, I feel like I knew you all of my life. You are truly a hero for serving your country, along with the citizens of Los Angeles.

God Bless you and your family.

Respectfully,

Mario Ricci

Detective Mario Ricci
Huntington Beach Police (Ex- LAPD)

June 12, 2011

Rest in Peace, Officer Brown. Your sacrafice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 22, 2011

Brian,
You will always be remembered...You and I had so much fun in Van Nuys Division... I especially remember our coffee sessions when we would meet in the middle of the night to talk about your dreams of going to Metro...You were one of my favorites to supervise, such a great cop! Rest in peace....

Captain Sharyn Buck
Retired LAPD

November 29, 2010

God Bless you and your family sir. Thank you for your service.

A Texas Street Cop #614

Anonymous

June 21, 2010

Officer Brown - Yours was the third LAPD death, by gunfire, in 1998. I was part of the team which handled the funeral and memorial plans in the aftermath. The combination of LAPD and USMC mourners overwhelmed the roads leading to Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills. Critics, including other LE members, would complain that we (LAPD) put your son, Dylon, up to saluting the Marine NCO who handed him the Flag. I was proud to call a radio talk-show and debunk that myth. Your son, Dylon, like every kid that age was spontaneous and crative in his own way. He was very proud of you. Last I saw him, during the trial, he your dad and step-mom were coping as well as they might. They all loved you and missed you.

Thanks for your service to our Nation, recieving a Purple Heart for being wounded in Samolia. Thanks, too, for your service to the people of Los Angeles. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 20, 2010

This is always a difficult time of year, as it is a reflection of how thankful I am for the blessings in my life and a remembrance of the friend/classmate I lost! Brian will always be remembered and missed. Dylon will always have a home here and the Brown family will always be our friends! We miss you bro......

Ofcr. Thomas Cleary
LAPD/NBPD

November 29, 2009

It's hard to believe that 11 years have past since that horrible night. I think of you, Dylon and your parents many times. Just recently your name came up in a training day we will NEVER forget about your sacrifice.

Honor Pride Will to Survive Class 9/95.

RIP Brother.

Detective II Kevin J. Royce
LAPD Class9/95

November 29, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th 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. Larry was your brother in green as well, thus I thank you for your service in the Corps and bid you Semper Fi.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you, especially your son. Both the pain and the pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 29, 2009

Brian,
Your actions that night are what being an LAPD officer is all about. You never waivered in your commitment and dedication in protecting the citizens of Los Angeles from a cold-blooded predator. You fought til the end and we will never forget your courage. KMA-367

Sgt R. Alvarez
LAPD / Newton Division

June 10, 2009

BRYAN I THINK OF YOU EVERY DAY, I WILL BE GOING TO SEE YOU TOMMOROW AT VETERNS MEMORIAL IN HOUSTON, I WILL BE TAKING MY CHILDREN AND TELLING THEM OF OUR TIMES IN THE CORP, SOMALIA AND HOW WE WERE GOOD FRIENDS.

TROOPER III JAMES C. GONZALES
TEXAS HIGHWAY PATROL-HEMPSTEAD TX

May 25, 2009

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