Deputy Sheriff Tyee Michael Browne

Deputy Sheriff Tyee Michael Browne

Crisp County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 5, 2023

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Tyee Michael Browne

Deputy Sheriff Tyee Browne was shot and killed at about 3:40 am after stopping a stolen vehicle in the 1300 block of Highway 280 in Cordele.

The subject shot Deputy Browne during the traffic stop and then stole his patrol car. Other deputies pursued the vehicle through multiple counties before the man was taken into custody.

Deputy Browne was transported to Crisp Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The subject was charged with malice murder, felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, theft by receiving stolen property, carjacking, three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and two counts of theft by taking. He pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Deputy Browne was an Army National Guard veteran and had served with the Crisp County Sheriff's Office for over one year. He was a Detention Officer before moving to the Uniform Patrol Division ten months earlier. He is survived by his mother, stepfather, two brothers, stepbrothers, and grandparents.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year, 5 months
  • Badge Crisp 17
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

convicted felon, stolen vehicle

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Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

November 20, 2023

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