Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Joseph Kelly Brown, Sr.

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, February 19, 1966

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Reflections for Sergeant Joseph Kelly Brown, Sr.

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement family.

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

February 19, 2022

Rest in peace Sergeant Brown.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 19, 2019

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 14, 2016

i was there as a young officer searching for and finding a spent bullet used as evidence in the later trial. it was a sad day that 19th day of feb. joe was sadly missed and has always been remembered as a good cop and a good man.

nils j. borregaard,sgt. retired
prince george's county police dept.

February 20, 2015

I held Joe in the highest regard as a PFC, acting Corporal, on our shift at Hyattsville when I was a rookie. It was always great to see him ride in to back you up on a touchy situation. I could relate many stories of his courage and professionalism, but I think his best assett was as a mentor. He never left for home until all of us had completed our typed reports and he had proof read and corrected each one. That often amounted to 2 oor 3 hours after the end of duty. He was always kind in his critiques, but insisted on a high level of performance. Joe was a consumate Police Officer.

Retired Captain Dick Shaner #103
Prince George's County Maryalnd Police

February 19, 2015

Sgt. Brown, even though I was only a Cadet when we worked together I could see that you were an inspiration to all who came in contact with you. Throughout the years I always regarded you as person whom guided my police career. You passed way to soon giving the ultimate to the citizens of Prince George's County in your service. God bless you.

Retired Sgt. George Herl #275
Retired Prince George's County

February 19, 2015

Sgt. Brown, thank you for your service and sacrifice. I had the honor of escorting your wife and son today to Arlington Cemetery and laying a wreath at your grave. You will forever be in our hearts.

Cpl. J. Ivy #2582
Prince George's County Police

May 9, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes respect. I thought the reflection left by Lt. Campbell was so moving in his obvious respect for you.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 19, 2012

Joe was a good decent man. I never heard him use profanity.

John Petersom PGPD Ret.

April 5, 2010

Its hard to believe we lost you over 43 years ago. As a young rookie officer I recall your promotion to sergeant and reassignment to Shift #3 at the Seat Pleasant Station. You lead the shift by example, you were demanding, but always fair and consistent in what was expected in the way of professionalism, performance and appearance. You were, in the eyes of your officers, the ultimate police sergeant. I vividly remember your later transfer from Seat Pleasant to the Hyattsville Station. There wasn't an officer on the shift who didn't feel the loss of your leadership. Your tragic line of duty death in 1966 was a shock to all who knew and respected you. My childred were young at the time of your death and for many years said their nightly prayers asking the good Lord to bless Sergeant Brown. My son, who is now a 23 year police veteran, still recalls kneeling beside his bed and asking God to bless Sergeant Brown. All of your officer have obviously retired or left the department, but they still hold you in high esteem. You were, and always will be,the
ultimate picture of a truely professional police sergeant.
Your legacy within the department prevails to this very day.

Lieutenant Dennis Campbell (retired)
Prince George's County Police Department

September 1, 2009

Sergeant Brown,
Your dedication to duty placed you in the position to make the ultimate sacrafice. I thank you for your bravery and courage to do a job few want, and even fewer can do. May you rest in peace.

Sergeant Richard W. Speake (Retired)
Laurel City Police Department

August 24, 2009



February 11, 2008

Always remembered, just as a true hero should be.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

February 19, 2007

Brother Brown,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

December 14, 2005

Joe I still Think of you and all the times we had worked together. God Bless you. Jerry

Gerald A Warner
Prince Georges County

July 2, 2005

Thank you Sgt. Brown for your years of service. You made a difference.

December 25, 2004

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