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Police Officer Ephriam Brown

Opa-locka Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, June 3, 1986

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Reflections for Police Officer Ephriam Brown

Rest in peace Officer Brown. You know how honored and heroic you are and always will be when Opa Locka has named two streets signs in your blessed name.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 3, 2021

Thanks everyone for your kind words. Ephraim is my cousin I was only 12 when my mom got the call that he had been shot. We rushed out the house to get to screen by that time he was already been transported to the hospital. So then most of the family met at my Aunts house and everyone was in so much pain and believe that such a thing could happen like this to him. Ephraim was such a great person, smart , educated well mannered. An all around great guy. The family truly misses him and he will never be forgotten...

Darius Shannon

April 13, 2021

I honestly don’t know how to start this. Tonight at dinner my father told me your story. My father was in his early 20’s at the time working for Miami Dade County Police Department. He just finished a traffic stop on his midnight shift when he heard a woman screaming on the radio “an officer has been shot at the circle k”. My father raced there and held you. There was a lot more to the story but it just brings a lot of pain to talk about it. I pray for your family. Even though I don’t know you, your name and story will never be forgotten by me. Thank you for your service

Dominic Magrino

December 29, 2020

Oh Ephriam so it is time to tell what others do not know, now that I have found a place to write it... Time to tell that I was your partner / co-worker on midnight shift in Opa Locka that June 1986. To tell that I cleaned that gun of yours the week before you died because you hated doing it, and we had just completed qualifications. Time to tell how I lived 2 blocks from where it happened, how I heard it and raced over there in time to ride with you to Parkway in Rescue 26, and how I was with you in the last moments and how I go to your grave in June and November. How I think of you when other officers are shot, and how you always told me you would dance at my wedding! As long as I am around you are too, I hope your family gets to read this, I would have liked to have met them so they would know you had a true friend in those last days and moments.

Ofc. Lisa Torres
Opa Locka-North Miami Beach PD

September 14, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Brown.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 3, 2019

Police Officer Ephriam Brown's funeral was my first funeral I attended as a new police officer. It was a memorial that moved me to tears. As I reflect on my retirement, I'm reminded of those brave bothers & sisters that paid the supreme sacrifice. God Bless you Officer Brown.

Sgt. Dave Kurz
Ocean Ridge Police Department

October 19, 2017

Kenard is doing well. I'm sure you are watching over him. We love you and we miss you! Rest in peace.

K. Bess

December 12, 2016

R.I.P. Officer Brown, Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten.

Alex Estrella

November 16, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 3, 2015

Yesterday I visited your grave Officer Brown. Rest in peace. Buried near you is Officer William C. Cook, killed in the line of duty on May 16, 1979. He is buried in the St. Patrick's II Section. You and Officer Cook, were both born on November 30. He was three years older than you. We were neighbors in North Miami Beach, but sadly we never got the chance to meet one another, though I met his niece and one of his nephews and received a lovely letter from his then 95-year-old mother, Mrs. Julia Cook, who was living in San Diego, California and is God willing turning 98 in September. My dad may he rest in peace worked as a police officer with New York City for almost forty years.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 11, 2013

Rest in peace Officer Brown. I have visited your grave in The Saint Patrick's I section near the graves of other officers at Dade Memorial Park.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 3, 2012

We will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us, continue to rest in peace Officer Brown.. HEROES live forever.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

June 3, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

June 3, 2010

I pray that time has healed the wounds of your family and friends. I was just looking up the reflections on Trooper Miller's site (EOW June 8, 2009)when I came across your death. That was the day my son was born. Rest in peace my friend, you've earned it.

Pennsylvania State Police

June 19, 2009

On the 23rd anniversary of Officer Brown's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Brown is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

June 3, 2009

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. The people of the entire state of Florida thank you for your service.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

April 12, 2009

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

October 3, 2007

I can remember like it was yesterday. On behalf of the family, we love you and we truly miss you. Rest in peace.

K. Bess

November 4, 2006

May you rest in Peace and may Our Lord continue to strength and comfort your loved ones.

June 3, 2006

Rest in peace brother

August 23, 2004

Rest in peace.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

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