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Remembering our fallen Officers – Kenneth Lee Browning


First Clarksville Police Officer killed in the line of Duty by gunfire

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On the morning of February 13th, 1974, FBI Agent Frank Christian came to the police station  to report seeing a black male carrying a shotgun walking south on 2nd Street.  Officers Kenneth Browning and Joe Mixon left headquarters to locate the individual. Joe Mixon had been with the Department about a year and Browning had left the Dickson Police Department with 3-4 years of service and had only been with the Clarksville Police Department a few months.

They approached 2nd Street in the area of the US Post Office when they saw the black male, later identified as Howard Gentry, 42 standing at the intersection of Madison and 3rd Street.  Gentry had been described as a loner and his mother had sought help for his deteriorating mental state of mind. «Read the rest of this article»

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