YUMA, Ariz. – Sixty-two-year-old Bruce Brown managed operations at the Desert Hills Golf Course. “He’s a wonderful man, he will be very very surely missed. He does remarkable things for the golf course,” said Darlene Keele, a volunteer who worked with Bruce for ten years at the golf course.
But Monday, he was found by police in his home with a wound to his head. Investigation revealed Bruce got into an argument with his son, 25-year-old Blake Brown, earlier in the afternoon. After which police say Blake stabbed him and fled the scene. Blake was arrested in Phoenix where his mugshot was taken. He is expected to be extradited back to Yuma something this week.
Thursday, there were many solemn faces at the golf course in response to the loss. This is a sensitive time for those who knew and worked closely with Bruce. They said he had an immense love for his son, and that this recent death came as a complete shock. Friends say Bruce always had a smile on his face and was a well-liked man in the Yuma community.
The Desert Hills Golf Course is owned by the city of Yuma. Officials released a statement saying “The City of Yuma received word this morning that our co-worker and friend, Bruce Brown, passed away last evening. The entire City of Yuma family feels a deep sadness for the tragic loss of Bruce. This kind man has forever touched many hearts in the community during his tenure with the City of Yuma. We will miss him. The City offers its deepest condolences to Bruce’s family, friends and colleagues.”