Deputy Marshal
Columbus Brown
Orleans Police Department
Wednesday, December 25, 1895

Age: 52
Served:
Badge #:
Panel 53W, Line 22
Panel L4, Line 8

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, December 23, 1895
07:45 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
2 days
Incident Location:
116 South Alexander Street, Orleans
Incident County:
Orange
Incident Township:
Orleans
Weapon Used:
.32-caliber handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Charged
Burial Place:
Liberty Cemetery, Orleans

   Deputy Marshal Columbus Brown died two days after being shot during an altercation.

   A man was upset with him for arresting a friend of his recently and confronted Deputy Marshal Brown in front of the Moore & Oldham's store. As they had a verbal exchange of words, the subject shot him in the abdomen with a revolver.

   Deputy Marshal Brown died from his wound two days later at his home.

   The suspect immediately turned himself into the town marshal at his office after the shooting. He was arrested and subsequently charged with murder.

   Deputy Marshal Brown was survived by his wife and son.

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United States Army
Civil War (Union)



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