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Sergeant George A. Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

Sergeant

George A. "Andy" Brown, III

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 27, 2004
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Reflections for Sergeant George A. "Andy" Brown, III

 

Rest well my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)
April 27, 2017

I remember Andy as a kind fun loving man that would always help you out whenever he could. Rest in peace buddy.

Sgt. Ronnie Gregory
Lake Mary Police Department
August 21, 2015

Andy is the reason I became a police officer, and I am retiring this March after 25 years of service. I hurt to know the price Andy paid, but I know that the service he gave had a great effect that multiplied through others, even if just me.

It all started during a conversation we had while I was fueling his plane at the St. Augustine Airport in 1987. I'm glad to have known Andy and grateful for his advice and encouragement.

Officer R.T. Lemmon
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
January 15, 2014

Andy---Thinking about you and hoping you somehow you know the void you left behind. It has not gotten any easier!

Rick Gregory
May 13, 2012

Trooper Brown, while we have never met, your 33 years of service motivates me. Your mother and sister will be attending the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial this month in your honor, I so look forward to meeting them and hearing stories of your years of service. They will make you proud.

Rest in Peace Brother.

Special Agent Mark Ludwick
Iowa Department of Public Safety-DCI
May 2, 2012

You are gone but not forgotten Trooper Brown. RIP Roaddog.

TFC Len Widener CT State Police
April 27, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Brown. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 9, 2012

I know that time does not heal the pain in the hearts of your son, parents and family left behind, but may they know that we have not forgotten their hero.... May you continue to rest in peace sir.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous
April 27, 2011

Sgt. Brown, when I was in the academy (old one) you were one of my counselors. Your always had the best attitude about everything and were an awesome example to us all. I know there are many of us who made promises to you to always put our integrity first and I hope we made you proud.
Semper Fi Brother

Offc. C. Nixon
Duval Co. School Police
February 23, 2011

Once again I can only laugh at the story of you in your shorts. You were one of a kind a character. I will never forget your measuring stick for bumpers, stop watches, airplane and always humorous court testimony

Lt. Spurlock
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
August 4, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 6th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your many years of distinquished service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
April 27, 2010

You have not been forgotten. Another year has passed and those close to you think of you every day.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
April 27, 2010

I salute you for such a long and dedicated career to law enforcement. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones, protect them from harm and help ease some of their pain by wrapping your wings around them.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
April 27, 2009

I logged on here Andy expecting to be sad. But the post about your shorts made me laugh. I was asked the other day why I still have you and another officer still in my phone. I guess to honor you.

LT P.M. Spurlock jr.
Columbia County S.O.
April 17, 2009

I was watching the in memory of video and thought about the tragedy that placed your name here. I remembered a day in the academy that you came in to give a little pep talk. The problem was noone was listening. We were looking at your uniform pants that you were wearing that you had cut into shorts. What a nut I was thinking. You made us laugh time and time again. Protect us and your loved ones in our daily battles.

TROOPER
FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL
December 31, 2008

Andy,
I will never forget one morning in the old academy when you were standing by the cafeteria looking down on us recruits in the concourse with your class b uniform and wearing uniform pants cut off into shorts. You always knew how to make people smile. It was an honor to later serve as a couselor with you. I never go into a Sonny's BBQ without thinking of you. You were one in a million.
Your friend,
Larry

Cpl. Larry H. McClellan Jr.
October 8, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH
May 1, 2008

Sgt. Brown,
You are truly missed. Traffic court is not the same without you there. Everyone hopes they get called for their case first, but I hoped you got called first. I paid close attention to your testimony. Nobody could stump you! I enjoyed watching you when the offender didn't get how they were "clocked" from an airplane. Your explanation was awesome, and made us all laugh. Even Judge T. laughed. I still tell new Officers/Deputies about you and how sharp you were. You made an ever-lasting impression on a lot of us, and set the bar for professionalism.

Dep Jeff Cook
St. Johns Co. Sheriffs Office
March 3, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
December 12, 2007

Remembering Sergeant Brown on the 3rd anniversary of his passing. Thank you for your great service to the badge, still in the hearts of many.


April 27, 2007

A man remembered with love and respect never dies but continues to live on in the hearts and minds of others.


April 27, 2007

The 3rd anniversary of your EOW has arrived and my thoughts are with your loved ones on this very trying day. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out guarding over the Thin Blue Line. Thank you for your dedicated career. I only wished you could have enjoyed some retirement as you surely deserved and earned it. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
April 26, 2007

It has been three years since your sensless death. We all remember and mourn for you still. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers this week. Please know that your death was not in vane. The person who did this is now in jail for the rest of his life and will not hurt anybody else.

God Bless you, Andy

Sandi Parrott
Florida Highway Patrol
April 24, 2007

Sgt Brown,

I never met you face to face, I only knew your voice on the phone....you would call Columbia County Sheriff's office Dispatch to ask for Sgt Sweat or another deputy---planning those aircraft details! I was working the day your duty officer called saying she could not get you on the radio. What a chilling moment. Myself and two other communication officers (Sarah Wheeler & Kathy Jolley) immediately summoned our units to your last 1020. It was a dark day....but there was no time to falter or grieve at that moment. There were suspect bolos, teletypes to be sent out for the suspects, phone calls to surrounding agencies, floods of calls from fellow officers, I felt as though I was hanging on by the seat my pants.....surrounded by chaos~~the job was done. The information was out and with that... a phone call came to Columbia County Sheriff's office-----"We think we have a unit behind your suspects...." There was a chase and several other officers injured but the suspects were apprehended and now justice is being served. Although justice does not bring you back.....it does provide a closure. You believed in being consistent and you believed in justice. I am now a Trooper (3 years), I still hear stories of you, your ethics, your values---I am proud to be wearing the same uniform. You are not forgotten---thank you for a job well done!

Trooper Tanya Terrell
Florida Highway Patrol-Gainesville
April 5, 2007

What A great roommate at the pilot's meetings,always a lot of fun.An outstanding pilot and dear friend.I shall always remember him.

Trooper Paul Bramletyt
Fla.Highway Patrol-Pilot
January 22, 2007

 
 

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