Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department in Florida sadly reports the death of Officer Jermaine Brown.
Officer Brown, 46, died as a result of injuries he sustained in an ATV crash. Brown was participating in an enforcement detail where there had been numerous complaints of illegal activities along a canal pathway.
As a result, Brown was traveling down the canal path to assist other officers on the detail. While he was traveling to the officer’s location, he lost control of the ATV and struck a tree.
Other officers rendered aid to Brown at the scene of the crash and he was transported to Jackson South Medical Center in serious condition. However, he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
“Officer Brown lost his life while protecting our community, as he responded to assist fellow officers,” Perez said. “We ask that our Miami-Dade community keep his family in your thoughts and prayers as they navigate through this tragic and sudden loss.”
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Miami-Dade P.B.A. President Steadman Stahl said, “It is heart breaking. We are a few weeks away from Christmas and he was the father of 3 children. This is the last thing that anyone needs to deal with. This is heartbreaking.”
“Everybody who he worked with said he was a cop’s cop,” he said. “He was always dependable. He always had a smile on his face. He worked with different units. He was very intertwined with the community. Everyone knew you could count on him. He was always looking out for the little guy.”
Stahl said, “You worry about police officers getting shot or hurt in knife fights but accidents are often the hardest ones to deal with. He was on his way to help some officers on his ATV and to back up officers. You just don’t expect things like this to happen. You never know when something like this is going to happen.”
Jermaine Brown served the Miami-Dade Police Department for 15 years and was assigned to the South District. His wife and three children survive him. Brown’s wife also serves as a sergeant with the Miami-Dade Police Department. She is assigned to the Training Division.
Officer Jermaine Brown is gone, but will never be forgotten.
EOW: Wednesday, December 12, 2018.