Tobias J. Brown, an officer with the Pittsburgh Police Department, was shot and killed by Raymond Harrison during a bar fight in Hazelwood on August 23, 1941.
As Harrison was being placed in a patrol car, he drew a gun and shot Brown. Officer Joseph Boyle then shot and killed Harrison.
Author: Bill Lofquist
I am a sociologist and death penalty scholar at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I am also a Pittsburgh native. My present research focuses on the history of the death penalty in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pa.
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