Ned Brower is a retired police officer of the LAPD, who now works as an armored car driver for the Joint Assets Securities.
Ned Brower is a man who has a history of being of LA's finest in the LAPD, and for being Murtaugh's commanding officer.
By the time he retired from the force, he wanted to spend as much time with his wife Sarah, but sadly, six months ago, she passed away from ovarian cancer, which she kept a secret from him.
Sometime before or after Sarah's death, and even after his retirement from the LAPD, he had been working as an armored car driver for the Joint Assets Securities.
Brower takes life seriously, and even his work almost as seriously as life itself. As much as he took being a police officer serious enough, he takes being an armored car driver serious enough the same way.
As he feels devastated that his wife Sarah died and her death stuck with him in those six months, he feels even more disturbed having no idea she had ovarian cancer and that she was keeping it a secret from him the whole time.
Ned Brower is first seen loading money to be transported, when all the sudden, two masked men pulled out and jumped him knocking him out and making off with the cash.