News Flash


Posted on: September 1, 2023

Mayor's Minute

Shane Brown

LPD Patrolman - A Model of Dedication to Community and Country


In a time when divisive headlines dominate the news, it is refreshing to discover stories that remind us of the exceptional individuals who quietly labor to improve our community. Shane Brown, a native of Lawrence County, is one such person whose remarkable journey and unwavering commitment to serving others deserve our recognition and admiration.


Shane's story is one of service, sacrifice and dedication to both his country and his community. Growing up in Lawrence County, he embarked on a path that led him far from home. Eight years of his life were devoted to serving in the United States Army, where he displayed an unwavering commitment to defending the freedoms we hold dear. His military service was not merely a job; it was a calling.


Following his military service, Shane served as a firefighter and EMT/paramedic before commencing a distinguished career spanning over 30 years with General Electric (GE). His remarkable work ethic, leadership, and commitment to excellence were evident throughout his tenure. Retirement, however, did not signal a slowdown for Shane; it was an opportunity for a new chapter in his life, one that would bring him back to his roots in Lawrence County.


Shane's journey took yet another meaningful turn when he decided to join the Lawrenceburg Police Department. This decision was not made lightly, as it required attending the police academy for the necessary training—training typically designed for much younger cadets. It was during this time that he once again demonstrated his exceptional qualities.


Notably, Shane was invited to assist instructors during a wound treatment presentation at the academy—an honor that speaks to his expertise and knowledge gained as an EMT. His commitment to learning and dedication to serving his community were readily apparent. And his recognition did not end there.


After successfully completing his training, Shane was invited back to the academy, this time as a presenter. He delivered a presentation on a topic of utmost importance—domestic violence. This invitation is unprecedented and underscores the caliber of individuals like Shane who are drawn to Lawrenceburg and to serve in law enforcement.


In an era often marred by negative headlines surrounding law enforcement, Shane's story stands as a testament to the good-hearted individuals who choose this challenging path with the sincere intent to serve and protect. His character, dedication, and commitment to making our community safer deserve our wholehearted support and appreciation.


By recognizing Shane Brown's extraordinary journey, let us also reaffirm our commitment to supporting and celebrating the many individuals who work tirelessly to make our community, our country, and our world a better place. The spirit of service burns brightly in Lawrence County, and it serves as a beacon of hope for us all.


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