Captain William A. Brown

Died on April 30, 1899

Age 35
Ogden Police Department
Homicide: Handgun

Captain Brown, 36, was shot to death while attempting to arrest an armed robber. Responding to the report of an armed robbery near Brigham City, officers were fired upon by two suspects who eluded them in the dark. A search the following day resulted in the discovery of the suspects in the foothills above Willard. A gunfight ensued during which one of the suspects and Captain Brown were shot and killed. The surviving suspect, who fired the shot that killed Captain Brown, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. He was paroled in 1918. Survived by his wife and five children, Captain Brown was buried in Ogden City Cemetery. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by Ogden City Corporation.


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  1. BL Smith says:

    I am so proud to be a member of the Utah Peace Officer Association which started the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial. Both are proud members of Utah’s Law Enforcement Community. The UPOA recognizes, each year, 14 (different) fallen officers. If anyone has contact information on relatives I am the keeper of fallen officer relative information. When events come up that honor our fallen officers we reach out to family/relative members when these events occur. I can be reached at blsmith@sandy.Utah.gov.

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