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Alvin C. "Rusty" Brown II, 67, passed away at his home on March 23, 2014. He was born in San Antonio to Alvin C. "Red" and Eleanor Jean Walker Brown on October 10, 1946. He was preceded in death by both parents.
Rusty is survived by his son Alvin C. Brown III of San Antonio, his daughter Ashlee Maurica Brown of Charlotte, North Carolina, his sister Joy J. Oliver and husband Eddie of Killeen, Texas, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a vast number of loving friends.
Rusty lived on the south side of San Antonio. He attended Carroll Bell, Mayfield Park, and Scheh Elementary Schools, as well as Terrell Wells Junior High before graduating from McCollum High School in 1965. While attending McCollum, he was a three year letterman in track and football and was elected captain in both sports. Rusty received the Senior Honor Award for Physical Education and was inducted into the Harlandale Independent School District Hall of Fame. He attended San Antonio College on a track scholarship.
Rusty joined the San Antonio Police Department in 1966. This career was interrupted when he was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1967. After basic training he was assigned to the 4th Army CID Detachment at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1968. In January 1968, he was assigned to the 252nd CID Detachment in Qui Nhon, Vietnam, where he was during the Tet Offensive. Later he was assigned to the 8th MP Group CID in Vietnam.
Rusty returned home in January 1969 and resumed his career at San Antonio Police Department. In 1973 he was assigned to the Intelligence Unit of SAPD as an Intelligence Analyst responsible for investigating organized crime, public corruption, white collar crimes, and dignitary protection. Rusty assisted in the protection of numerous persons including Presidents Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Regan, and Vice-President Dan Quayle. Also assisted in protection of President Echeverria of Mexico, Prince Charles of Great Britian, Moshe Dyan and General Sharon of Israel, The Shah of Iran, and other dignitaries including Senator Edward Kennedy, Senator Bob Dole, the Reverend Jesse Jackson and Pope John Paul II. Rusty assisted NASA Security during Space Shuttle visits to San Antonio.
In 1986 Rusty was transferred to the Homicide Unit and was soon assigned as the investigating officer in the famous case involving an officer being shot and killed by another officer. The case became national news for a long period of time. While in Homicide he investigated murders and capital murders. He became the Training Officer for Homicide. He was a charter member of the officer Involved Shooting Team and became the lead detective for officer involved shootings and custodial deaths. He was certified as an expert in these cases by the U.S. Federal Courts.
In 1999, Rusty was transferred to the Office of the Chief of Police as a liaison officer. He retired in May 2002.
During his SAPD tenure, Rusty earned Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Master Police Officer Certificates and Instructor's Certification. He was awarded the Top Gun of the Officer of the Year Awards. He was named monthly officer of the Nation from the "Wanted by the Law" magazine.
Visitation will be Friday, March 28, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday March 29, 2014 at the Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Interment to follow at Mission Burial Park South.
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Mission Park Funeral Chapel - South
1700 SE Military Drive
San Antonio, TX 78214
Published in Express-News on Mar. 27, 2014