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Resided: LA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jul. 17, 2015
Race/Sex: Black Male / 47 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: New Orleans Police Dept. - LA
715 South Broad St  
New Orleans, LA   70119   USA
(504)821-2222
County: Orleans
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Crash
Weapon Class: Vehicle
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 17 years
Duties: assignment was to the 6th District

Bio: Vernell Brown Jr. graduated with an engineering degree in 1989 from Grambling State University, where he played snare drum in the marching band.

He joined the NOPD in 1998. After finishing the police academy, he was assigned to the 2nd District and spent most of his career in the Traffic Division.

Brown, who was considered an expert in traffic fatality reconstructions for both civil and criminal court cases.

Survived by:
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(5)

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   New Orleans, LA   USA   Sun. Jul. 12, 2015
Summary: Police Officer Vernell Brown succumbed to injuries sustained five days earlier when he was struck by a car on U.S. 90, on the I-10 East split, while investigating a separate car fire.

The incident happened Sunday (July 12) at the U.S. 90-Interstate 10 East split around 5:30 a.m. Authorities said the 28-year-old driver of a Ford Mustang crashed into a Toyota Scion, before striking Brown. The drivers of both cars also suffered minor injuries.

He was training two police recruits at the scene of the vehicle fire when two other vehicles were involved in a crash on the adjacent roadway. One of the vehicles veered off the road and struck Officer Brown. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in a coma until succumbing to his injuries.

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