Bobby Brown is a uniformed officer in the Western District of Baltimore City.


Season OneEdit

Brown was the first officer to arrive at the crime scene of William Gant's murder and apprises William "Bunk" Moreland of the case.[1]

He is the responding officer at the crime scene of Brandon Wright's murder.[2]

Detective Jimmy McNulty later enlisted Brown to help watch the home of Wallace.[3]

Season Three Edit

Howard "Bunny" Colvin's Hamsterdam initiative enables Brown to solve a church burglary case.[4]

Season FourEdit

Brown and Sergeant Ellis Carver warned and arrested Namond Brice for trafficking narcotics on a pre-indicted corner.

Season FiveEdit

Brown was livid about the witholding of his overtime pay and is insubordinate in Ellis Carver's first roll-call briefing as Sergeant in charge. Brown is involved in a parking lot brawl with another officer over the poor state of a vehicle he hands over.[5] Later, Brown is the first officer at a suspicious death that is investigated by Detective Jimmy McNulty - the death is later ruled natural as predicted by Brown and McNulty.[6]


Brown is played by Bobby J. Brown. According to The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood, the character is an homage to the actual Western District patrolman Bob Brown.


Season one appearances
The Target * The Detail The Buys Old Cases The Pager
The Wire * One Arrest Lessons Game Day The Cost *
The Hunt Cleaning Up Sentencing
Season three appearances
Time After Time All Due Respect Dead Soldiers Amsterdam Straight and True
Homecoming Back Burners Moral Midgetry Slapstick Reformation
Middle Ground * Mission Accomplished
Season four appearances
Boys of Summer Soft Eyes Home Rooms Refugees Alliances
Margin of Error Unto Others Corner Boys Know Your Place Misgivings
A New Day * That's Got His Own Final Grades
Season five appearances
More with Less Unconfirmed Reports Not for Attribution Transitions React Quotes
The Dickensian Aspect Took Clarifications Late Editions –30–

* - Uncredited appearance


  1. "The Target"
  2. "The Wire (episode)"
  3. "The Cost"
  4. "Middle Ground"
  5. "More with Less". Joe Chappelle, Writ. David Simon (story and teleplay), Ed Burns (story). The Wire. HBO. 2008-01-06. No. 1, season 5.
  6. "Unconfirmed Reports". Ernest Dickerson, Writ. William F. Zorzi (story and teleplay), David Simon (story). The Wire. HBO. 2008-01-13. No. 2, season 5.