Officer Melvin E. Brown

June 2, 1970

Written by 100Clubillinois

Officer Melvin E. Brown was shot and killed during an arrest of armed robbers.

Officer Brown observed three gunmen enter a lounge and announce a robbery. As the robbers ordered the patrons to place their hands on the bar, Officer Brown attempted to subdue one of the gunmen and disarm him. The gunman fired several shots, fatally wounding the officer.

Officer Brown is survived by his wife and daughter.

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