November 30, 1863 - April 30, 1899
While assisting the Box Elder County Sheriff in the capture of two men wanted for robbery, a chase began from Hot Springs Stable eastward into the mountains. Captain Brown, along with four other officers, searched the hillside on horseback until they could go no further, then proceeded on foot.
They caught sight of the outlaws and called for them to surrender. The elder robber responded with a fusillade of shots and was killed by a shot fired by Captain Brown. The younger man started to run and Captain Brown ran along the hillside toward him. Suddenly, when they were about forty yards apart, the robber turned and fired at Captain Brown. The bullet pierced Brown's body on the right side, cutting through a heavy notebook and passing through his heart. As Brown fell face downward on the rocks, the bandit ran for cover and surrendered.
At the time of his murder, 35-year-old Captain Brown had been a police officer for eight years and was the father of five children ranging in age from 2 to 12.