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Deputy Marshal David K. Brown

Westfield Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, January 11, 1969

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Reflections for Deputy Marshal David K. Brown

On this day, January 11, 2023, I reminded the officers of your name in roll call this morning.

The department has grown substantially since you served here, and there are no officers left who knew you personally- but you are not forgotten.

Lieutenant Rory Gentry
Westfield Police Department

January 11, 2023

Rest in peace Deputy Marshal Brown.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 24, 2021

Rest In peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

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

January 11, 2019

Cops Cycling for Survivors
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Looking to meet with survivors while on our annual bicycle ride. Please contact us.

Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

January 11, 2019

Dave was my dad’s deputy in Atlanta Indiana. (Robert Holloway Atlanta Indiana Town Marshal) I remember Dave from that time as he visited our house in Atlanta often with my dad. I remember how devastated my dad was when he got the news of Dave's death. My dad was a police officer in Carmel Indiana at the time. I have clippings from newspapers of Dave being shot and I am the one that added the picture of Dave in this memorial. I remember he had a son and daughter and from what I remember after Dave’s divorce the kids with their mother moved to South Carolina. I may be mistaken because I was very young at the time. I can say that Dave was a good man. I hope that his kids remember him as the kind man he was.

Roger Holloway
A Friend of my Dad

December 16, 2018

Looking for any family members of Deputy Brown. Please contact me at [email protected]

Cpl. Steve McCarley

April 5, 2017


This webpage contains details of the evidence against Fred C. Stuck for your father's murder. It is an appellate decision that upholds the conviction for second degree murder. It gives a pretty good summary of the physical and circumstantial evidence and actions of police that night which led to the arrest.

Hope this helps.

Westfield, IN resident
Retired law enforcement

September 5, 2016

Rest in Peace. Thinking of you on Father's Day.


June 19, 2016

I understand that Mr. Stuck died in prison. Could anyone please tell me the date of his death?

Thank you for this Web site. It helps me to feel more connected with Dad.

Rebecca Brown

October 17, 2015

The hog was later found butchering in the McClure (suspect's father-in-law)home. Your father had written down Stuck's license plate number on a notepad (common police practice when working alone). Thomas Simpson, the farmer, told investigators he drove by seeing the officer talking with a man in a red cap sitting in the patrol car. Your father was found by two high school students 10 minutes after he had notified dispatch of the stop. The suspect fired all six rounds from your father's service revolver. I have read several newspaper articles but was in high school in northern Indiana on that date. His father-in-law testified against Stuck. Oct. 8, 1969 Tipton Newspaper reports that Stucks' attorney was relieved from the legal responiblity and he stated Stuck received a fair trial and there was no reason for an appeal. Probably too late for scientific evidence at this time as evidence probably doesn't exist anymore. Nearly fifty years since his death.
Please contact me.

John Elliott, Retired
Carmel Police Department

July 7, 2015

The newspaper said that the guy who was convicted of murdering my dad proclaimed his innocence in that killing. He was convicted the day after my birthday. Was he telling the truth? I hope someone thinks to use this technology to find out the truth about who killed my dad! The newspaper article also said that a red toboggan was left in the squad car. There must have been hair attached to that toboggan. Do they still have the evidence???

Rebecca Brown

June 20, 2015

Rest in Peace, Deputy Marshal Brown. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 6, 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.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

January 11, 2012

Merry Christmas, Dad! You are always on my mind!!!

Rebecca Brown DeMoss

December 25, 2011

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

Rebecca Brown

June 19, 2011

Dad, your granddaughter, Rachel, was born on Memorial Day. She was born on May 30, 1984 . She is 27 years old today. She recently graduated from college with honors! I wish you could see her. She is just beautiful!

Rebecca Brown

May 30, 2011

Your service and sacrifice has not been forgotten by your brothers and sisters at Westfield PD.

I was moved to leave this reflection after recently and randomly being contacted by a family member of your killer. It struck me that even though the family was 1000's of miles away and decades later... were also still effected by the tragic events that took place that fateful day. She expressed the grief, remorse, and sorrow for the events that her family still feels. This event will forever effect three families, Dep. Brown's family, the WPD family, and the family of your killer. Such a shame...

~Godspeed Dep. Brown
Matthew 5:9

Lt. A. Gilreath
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Lt. A. Gilreath
Westfield Pd

January 25, 2011

I love you, Daddy!

Rebecca DeMoss

September 12, 2010

After many years of searching you. How I have missed you in life! I will always remember you. I will always love you, and I will always feel that the very Best part of my life was stolen from me. I love you so very much, Daddy...

Rebecca Brown DeMoss

September 11, 2010


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

January 3, 2008

On the anniversary of your death, may God grant you eternal peace and bring comfort and peace to your loved ones.

January 11, 2005

Rest easy, Brother, you are not forgotten.

Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept., Bloomington, IN

January 11, 2004

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