Orlando, FL - The Orlando Police Department has announced the passing of 18-year veteran Officer Kenneth Brown on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Officer Kenneth Brown, 45, was a beloved member of the force, according to The Orlando Sentinel. “He was a great guy,” said Steve Adams, an Orlando police officer who worked with Brown at the airport. “I don’t say that lightheartedly because I don’t really say that about people very often. He was one of the good ones.”
Officer Brown spent the majority of his career in the motor unit working traffic homicides. He had been moved the Orlando International Airport just before his death. According to Adams, Brown had spent the last two weeks off of work as he battled a heart condition and worked to secure disability.
Officer Brown was always one to help others his colleagues say. “He was a giving person. He used to use his vacation time to go to South Carolina to take care of his mom because she was getting sick,” Adams said. “It didn’t matter. At the drop of the hat, he’d just say he had to go and get up north for her. That’s the kind of guy he was.”
One family friend, John David O'Cain, also remembers Brown as selfless servant. One he knew would make a difference in law enforcement. “Kenny was one of the most gracious, courteous young men I’ve ever known,” he said. “When he said he was going to be a police officer, I knew he would make a great one.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brown family both blood and blue during this time. Godspeed, Sir. We've got the watch from here.
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