George S. Brown

Photo added by Judy Mayfield

George S. Brown

  • Birth Nov 1849
  • Death 26 Jun 1882 Caldwell, Sumner County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Caldwell, Sumner County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot Section 3 Lot 108
  • Memorial ID 8365427

Frontier peace officer. Brown was the city marshal of Caldwell, Kansas. He died in the line of duty while attempting to arrest two brothers, Steve and Jess Green, who had escaped from the Texas state penitentiary. The Green brothers shot Brown when he approached them in the Red Light saloon in Caldwell. Shortly afterward, a posse of lawmen caught up with the Greens and killed them when they resisted arrest. Marshal Brown is memorialized at Panel 32, E-11 on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.


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  • Created by: George Bacon
  • Added: 8 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8365427
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George S. Brown (Nov 1849–26 Jun 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8365427, citing Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Sumner County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by George Bacon (contributor 46523227) .