Type of Officer: City Marshal
Jurisdiction: Caldwell
County: Sumner
Death Date: 6/22/1882
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Brown was at the Red Light saloon attempting to disarm two brothers, Steve and Jess Green, for violation of the Caldwell gun ordinance. As the city marshal was dealing with one brother, the other distracted him; Brown turned and was shot and killed. Supposedly, a reward had been offered for the brothers for the shooting of a U.S. Marshal in Texas.