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

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

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
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:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
.32-caliber handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Liberty Cemetery, Orleans

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

   A 39-year-old man was upset with him for recently arresting a friend and confronted Deputy Marshal Brown in front of the Moore & Oldham's store. As they were having 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 on Christmas at his home.

   The suspect immediately turned himself into the town marshal at his office after the shooting and was arrested. A jury later acquitted him of the charge of first-degree murder.

   Deputy Marshal Brown was survived by his wife and son.

Military Service

United States Army
Civil War (Union)
Private (PVT) ▪ 1861–1865

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