Officer Norvelle Brown

Photo of Officer Norvelle Brown
End of Watch: Wed, Aug 15th, 2007
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 1 year
Age: 22


Police Officer Norvelle Brown was shot in an ambush on Semple Avenue by a 15-year-old suspect who had intended to kill a police officer.

The officer was able to radio that he needed assistance. An undercover officer who quickly arrived at the scene performed CPR and transported Officer Brown to Barnes Jewish Hospital in the back of a squad car. Officer Brown later died from his wounds.

On August 17th, 2007, the 15-year-old male and an 18-year-old accomplice were arrested and charged with the murder of Officer Brown. The suspect, Antonio Andrews, was convicted and sentenced to life without parole on October 9, 2009.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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