Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Sgt. Brown,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC in Vietnam as a member of the 1st Marine Division fighting the NVA and VC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 27, 2024

Rest in peace Sergeant Brown.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 27, 2021

Semper Fi. Can’t help but remember our good old Vietnam 5th Marines Regiment as well as FHP.
You are a hero in my book as well.

Lt. Larry. W. Peterson
Florida Highway Patrol

May 10, 2020

Thank you for your service you are a hero

Mark Mottola

April 27, 2020

Sergeant George A. Brown III will never be forgotten. Thank you for your services. May your soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 17, 2018

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


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.


December 31, 2008

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,

Cpl. Larry H. McClellan Jr.

October 8, 2008



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
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

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