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 Samuel Lindsay “Sam” Browne

Samuel Lindsay “Sam” Browne

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Death 27 Jan 1951 (aged 81)
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Sunrise Slope, Lot 428 Space 1
Memorial ID 9922 · View Source
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Law Officer. Famous for single-handedly saving the Central Division Los Angeles Police Station from being blown-up by a terrorist. Ran for the office of Los Angeles County Sheriff in 1926, but lost by less that 1000 votes. The first cousin of J. Edgar Hoover, it has believed that he invented the police uniform gun belt that all police officers wear to this day, known as "Sam Browne," however, the credit for this goes to Samuel James Browne, Sr. (1824 to 1901).


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9922
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Lindsay “Sam” Browne (7 Sep 1869–27 Jan 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9922, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .