Bolingbrook’s School Safety Coordinator Dies At Age 73

Village of Bolingbrook Trustee and Deputy Mayor, Leroy Brown has died. He passed away on October 31st, following complications from heart surgery. Brown was also Valley View School District’s Safety Coordinator.

Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar says Brown was his “friend and mentor.” Claar says Brown was his “right arm for about 25 years and his death is an incredible loss to the Village of Bolingbrook.”

Prior to joining VVSD in 2006, Mr. Brown served as head of security for the Sears Tower in Chicago for 33 years, including supervising the security measures on September 11, 2001. His professional philosophy is best summed up in a saying he used quite often, to explain the importance on practicing security procedures:

“Practice does not make perfect, practice creates good habits.”

Brown leaves behind his wife Pat of 50 years, two sons and 5 grandchildren.


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