Deputy Sheriff Charles Allen VanMeter

Deputy Sheriff Charles Allen VanMeter

Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 26, 2011

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Charles Allen VanMeter

Deputy Charles VanMeter was killed in an automobile accident on State Highway 6, in Manvel, at approximately 10:30 pm.

An eastbound pickup truck caused a collision when it turned left off of Highway 6 to enter a gas station near FM 1128, failing to yield to the oncoming patrol car. Deputy VanMeter, the passenger in the patrol car, sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. His partner was flown to a hospital in critical condition.

Deputy VanMeter had served with the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office for five years. He is survived by his parents, sister, and grandparents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 1369

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Just thinking about you this past Christmas, buddy, telling my family about you and on the unfortunate circumstances (for me) that we met. You were so different from the rest of treated me with respect right off the bat- treated me like a person, looked past the fact that I was wearing orange. I remember the talks we used to have during those late night shifts. I was proud to be able to tell my "co-workers" that you were a friend to me. I remember you taught me how to count to ten in mandarin chinese (that was always fun). I was so shocked and stunned when I read about your truly does seem like only the good die young. Can't help but to imagine what you would've been, had you been able to continue your career...I still miss you, buddy... C.P.R.

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Brazoria County Resident

December 28, 2022

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