Officer Jessie Brown

February 11, 1975

Written by 100Clubillinois

Officer Jessie J. Brown was shot and killed trying to disarm a gunman.

Officer Brown responded to a call of a “man with a shotgun”. He found a man brandishing a shotgun and a revolver, threatening to kill several people in a domestic dispute. During a struggle between Officer Brown, the gunman and assisting officers, an officer’s gun discharged, fatally striking Officer Brown.

He was survived by his wife and three children.

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