Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Tobias J. "Toby" Brown

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, August 23, 1941

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Reflections for Patrolman Tobias J. "Toby" Brown

Lord Jesus, I thank you for granting me my life-long dream of becoming a Pennsylvania State Trooper which started with Grandpa Toby, who I did not know. I heard the stories of the man and father he was and the protector he strove to be. Thank you for letting me know my dad for the eight-years of my life we spent together. He was my earthly hero. I felt the love he gave me and our family and how he sacrificed for us. Thank you for letting me see his example of care and love for others while he performed his job as a police officer, but mostly for the loving human being he was. You know his example is what placed the desire in my heart to become a police officer. Lord, You are the only One who knows my heart and I pray that I performed my duties according to your will. I pray for my country, that the divisions cease and that people begin to see what we have in common. I pray for Your peacemakers Lord, the Godly police officers who are trying to do your will daily. Protect them from the constant assault of evil and help keep them pure and focused on You. I love you Lord and I am humbled by all the blessings You have given me in my life. Jesus, You are my Lord, my Savior and my Hero.

Retired Trooper Paul Brown
Grandson of Officer Toby Brown

July 12, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 23, 2020

Grandpa Toby,
You were killed in the line of duty when your son (my Dad) was just 16 years old. Your death changed his life in a profound way, inspiring him to become a military man like you, serving overseas during WWII, then joining the Pittsburgh Police Department. Dad ultimately became a detective, but sadly, like you, his life was cut short in his 40s — not by an assailant but by cancer. My Mom was left to raise five kids on her own. My younger brother was only 8 when our Dad died. He grew into a fine, honest, hard-working young man, just like our Dad, and graduated with a degree in Criminology. He became a Pennsylvania State Trooper, and is set to retire next year. And it all started with you, Grandpa Toby.

Linda Brown Mullin
Granddaughter of
Officer Toby Brown

June 1, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Brown.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 4, 2020

Patrolman Brown,
On today, the 75th 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 in the U.S. Army during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 23, 2016

RIP Brother. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 12, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 72nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

You must be so proud that your family has continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 11, 2013

Toby Brown was my grandfather. He died long before I was born. My late mother passed his badge down to me. His badge number was 867. I wish I could have met him. He was a giant of a man with an enormous sense of humor. I have heard many stories about practical jokes that he pulled. His son the late Fred Brown was a Pittsburgh police officer like his father. One of his grandsons is a Pennsylvania State Trooper and a great grandson is a Denver police officer.

Wesley Lucas

September 4, 2012

An Angel in the Sky Must Leave His Place of Rest. Gently Tucking His Wings Beneath His Armored Vest. For Duty has called, There is much work to do. Little did he know, This One is Dressed in Blue. Arriving on the Scene, He Knows Just What to Say,Follow me Fallen Brother, I'll Show you the Way, "Your Duty has Ended, Your Work is now Through, "Come Hang Your Hat Beside mine,I'm A Cop Too.

God bless the Brown family

Rocky Geppert

December 30, 2009

Gone, but not forgotten.......
Thank you for your service, angel in blue.

Roberta Schick
Pittsburgh, Pa

April 6, 2009

This officer was killed on the day that I was born.

Inspector J. Smoot
San Francisco Police Dept (retired)

November 27, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

April 9, 2006

The passage of years does not deminish your sacrifice. I honor you, your name, your memory and your ultimate sacrifice. Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer).

Special Agent Jim Crotty
ATF (SA, Retired)

April 7, 2004

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