The tragedy of a chief whose son killed a cop

Weeks after being sworn in as Dallas Police Chief, David Brown learned that his son killed an officer, on Father's Day

By Jeff Carlton and Danny Robbins
Associated Press

DALLAS — The city's new police chief faces one of the worst tragedies that could befall a law enforcement officer: living with the knowledge that his dead son was a cop killer.

Just weeks after being sworn in as leader of the Dallas police force, David Brown learned on Father's Day that his 27-year-old son gunned down a suburban officer in a weekend shootout with police.

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