Trooper Earl L. Brown
Hometown: Columbus, Indiana
Appointed: October 16, 1940
January 4, 1913 - August 31, 1955
During a manhunt, Trooper Brown observed a suspicious person hitchhiking on US 31 near Columbus, Indiana. As he was searching the suspect, Trooper Brown was shot and killed. The suspect was judged to be insane and was committed to a maximum-security facility for life.