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Smyrna deputy police chief passes away
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Smyrna deputy police chief passes away

SMYRNA, Ga. -- Smyrna Deputy Police Chief Michael Brown passed away this week.

Brown suffered a heart attack Monday afternoon while eating lunch with members of the command staff. He was later pronounced dead at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

Brown began his career with the Smyrna Police Department as a patrol officer in 1976. He quickly worked his way up the ranks, becoming a detective in 1979, a corporal in 1981, a sergeant in 1983, a lieutenant in 1988 and a commander in 1997. He was promoted to deputy chief in 1999.

Before beginning his law enforcement career, Brown served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserve. He is survived by his wife Monika.

"Deputy Chief Brown was a decorated, noble law enforcement officer who took pride in his honesty and integrity," Smyrna Police Officer Christopher Graeff said in a release. "Deputy Chief Brown was a mentor to multiple officers with the department and will be deeply missed."

Visitation for Brown will be held Thursday, Feb. 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Carmichael Funeral Home, located at 3950 King Street SE in Smyrna.

His funeral will be Friday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. at Smyrna First United Methodist Church, 1315 Concord Road SE.

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