Robert J. Brown, a retired Greenwich Police Lieutenant, has died at age 74, Greenwich Police announced Wednesday.
He started employment with the department in January of 1969 and retired on in February 2002, a career of 33 years and one month.
Lt. Brown was a lifelong resident of Greenwich attending Greenwich schools. He served with the U.S. Air Force from 1962–1966 and was honorably discharged.
While a patrolman, he was assigned to the Accident Car in October 1985 until his promotion to Sergeant in 1987. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on August 21, 1992. He also served as a Special Police Officer upon his retirement.
His personnel file contains five commendations and 26 letters of appreciation, both from internal and external individuals. He was the recipient of the Meritorious Police Duty Medal, received two Ribbons of Commendation, achieved the Emergency Medical Services Award and the Award of Merit from the National Red Cross.
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