Father Doug Brown Recognized for Outstanding Community Service

Beacon of Faith and Service - Father Doug Brown - March 2024 CPF Community Partner of the Month

This month’s Cleveland Police Foundation Community Partner of the Month is Father Doug Brown, who makes it his mission to provide emotional and spiritual support for our CPD members and their families.

Father Brown was nominated by the officers of the Employee Assistance Unit. Detective Beverly Fraticelli stated, “Father Doug Brown became a CPD Police Chaplain in November of 2017 and understands the unique culture of law enforcement officers and the need to address stressors related to traumatic incidents that officers experience during their careers.”

Chaplain Brown answers late-night phone calls and responds to requests to attend critical incidents, the hospital, or to districts and units. He has served in various ceremonial functions including police awards ceremonies, Police Memorial Week, and Blue Coats events.

Chaplain Brown continues to offer support to the families of our fallen officers and can relate as he lost his great grandfather, Cleveland Police Officer William Brown, in a line of duty death. Father Brown actively supports the Cleveland Safety Forces and is prepared to respond to any situation, whether to comfort the ill, officiate at a funeral, celebrate a life, attend a critical incident debriefing, assist in a fundraiser, give a benediction at a recent graduation, or give a toast at a retirement party, all while being just as active at his own parish, Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

It is because of his devotion to our CPD Heroes in Blue, their families, and all the Cleveland Safety Forces that the Cleveland Police Foundation is indeed honored to name Father Doug Brown our Community Partner of the Month for March 2024.

– Bob Guttu, Cleveland Police Foundation

Nominated by Sgt. Melissa Dawson and the officers of the Employees Assistance Unit


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