Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Brian Fletcher, Ferguson Councilman and Former Mayor, Has Died

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Brian Fletcher, Ferguson Councilman and Former Mayor, Has Died

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FERGUSON * Brian P. Fletcher, a former mayor of Ferguson who was elected as a city councilman in April, has died, according to a colleague on the council. He was 56.

"He truly loved Ferguson," said councilman Wesley Bell, who said he was notified of Fletcher's death by a member of Fletcher's family. "It's going to be a great loss."

There were no immediate details about the cause of his death.

Fletcher was well known for his "I Love Ferguson" campaign in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014. It started in the back of a coffee shop days after the shooting, selling yard signs, coffee mugs and T-shirts to raise civic pride and money for businesses damaged by riots. Within two months, the group had donated $50,000. …

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