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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

[OH] Ex-Officer Brown died unexpectedly

Morning Journal
By Jamila T. Williams
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
[Excerpts] Former Lorain police officer Jack Brown died unexpectedly yesterday... The cause of death is unknown... The detective said that he hoped Brown’s troubles he had while on the force didn’t mar who he was as a person. “He was with the police department for 20 years,” Sivert said. “I worked with him, and he was a good cop.” [LINK]

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  1. Jack E. Brown
    Lorain Police Officer Age 43

    Born: May 23, 1967
    Died: June 14, 2010

    Gluvna - Shimo - Hromada Funeral Chapel

    Jack E. Brown, 43, of Amherst, died unexpectedly on Monday June 14, 2010 at his home from natural causes.

    He was born May 23, 1967 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Amherst area resident.

    Jack was a graduate of Marion Steele High School in Amherst in 1985. He served with the US Army for 3 years as an E-4 and had been stationed at the demilitarized zone in Korea. He attended Lorain County Community College.

    Jack served as a patrolman for the Lorain Police Department for 20 years retiring in 2010.

    He was a life member of VFW #451 in Lorain and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Lorain.

    Jack enjoyed spending time with his children and attending their sporting events. Over a 3 year period, Jack and his father had completely remodeled the home he was living in...

  2. Funeral Schedule:
    The family will receive friends Thursday 4-9 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave., Lorain. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 am in the funeral chapel followed by the mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at Mary Mother of God Catholic Church, 310 8th St., Lorain. The Rev. James Becherer, chaplain of St. Edward High School in Lakewood, will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain where the VFW Post #451 and American Legion Post #30, both of Lorain, will conduct military honors.

    Please make donations to:
    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004

  3. Retired cop Brown was great father, police officer
    Morning Journal
    Published: Wednesday, June 16, 2010

    AMHERST — Like any loving mother, Joan Brown was going to make chicken soup for her son, retired Lorain police officer Jack Brown, who wasn’t feeling well Monday.

    Brown, 43, had been complaining of not feeling well all morning, his mother said.

    But when she and her husband, John, went over to their son’s Amherst home, it was too late. The former Lorain police officer had fallen down the stairs trying to let his parents in. He was rushed to Amherst Hospital, where he died of natural causes.

    “Unfortunately, God took him,” Joan Brown, 65, said.

    Brown, a father of two children, ages 10 and 12, was remembered as a great father and a great cop. He enjoyed attending his children’s sporting events. Brown served as a patrolman for the Lorain Police Department for 20 years before retiring in April 2010. Prior to that, he served in the Army for three years, stationed in Korea.

    Lorain police Sgt. Bob Brown said Jack Brown was a good guy, and that he always got along with him.

    “We all do our best to do good,” his mother said. “He helped many people. So many people came up to me saying that he responded to a call for them or helped them in some way.”

    He was the eldest of her three children and his mother said she had many fond memories of her son, from family cookouts to vacations. Another favorite memory was his meticulous mannerisms.

    “There was always a joke that Jack liked everything perfect,” Joan Brown said, laughing. “He always said, ‘Mom, if Dad goes first, you can’t come stay with me. Now Dad can stay because he’s neat.’”

    So many people have come to the Brown’s home to offer condolences, visit the family and bring food, she added.

    “At least nine to 10 officers showed up at the hospital. People just started coming in, and I hadn’t called anyone,” Joan Brown said.

    But that was the effect Brown had on those he met.

    “If you knew Jack, you would’ve loved him,” his mother said.


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