Patrolman Charles A. Browne

Patrolman Charles A. Browne
Reno Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, November 10, 1907

Biographical Information:
Age: 35
Tour of Duty: 9 months
Badge Number: Unknown

Incident Details:
Cause of Death: Gunfire (accidental)
Date of Incident: Friday, November 8, 1907
Weapon Used: Handgun, pistol
Suspect Info: Shot and killed



Patrolman Browne was shot and mortally wounded when he attempted to arrest a man who pulled a pistol on another man near the Pyramid Saloon. A gun battle resulted in which Patrolman Browne and the suspect shot each other. The suspect was killed instantly. Patrolman Browne died at the Peoples Hospital two days later.

Patrolman Browne was survived by his wife and six children.