Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detention Sergeant Ronnie O'Neal Brown

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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Reflections for Detention Sergeant Ronnie O'Neal Brown

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 8, 2020

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 7, 2016

My dear Dad it has been 5 years and it seems like yesterday when I got that horrible call from Ma. The kids are getting so big and they miss you like crazy. The boys are into sports now and I know that you would have loved to see them play. I would do anything to hear you call my bucket head and even pick at me about me talking slow. I love you big guy. Gone but NEVER forgotten. A man remebered never dies!!!

Lataundria Johnson

September 12, 2014

It has been 4 years, and I still miss you as if it were yesterday.
Rest Easy my friend,
Love Magleasa

Magleasa Palmer Milton-Knight
Dear Friend

September 7, 2013

HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero... We will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us. Continue to rest in peace Sgt. Brown.

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

September 8, 2012

Never forgotten 4 your service & ultimate sacrifice.

Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of LEOs

September 8, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

Another holiday without,you are missed and loved. I wish you were here with us,your Boo is not a lil Boo anymore she has turned into a lovely butterfly you would be so proud of her. Whenever we talk about you our eyes light up and our hearts get heavy. You are always in our hearts and our thoughts. I never knew that it would be so hard without you but with the help us God and my family I am making it. You are and will always be missed and loved.

Your loving wife
Albertina Brown love you Ronnie O

Mrs. Albertina Brown

December 21, 2011

My beloved baby brother I miss you so much and I think of you all the time. It has been 2 years now and I struggle to move forward. Jackie, Sherry and all the children miss you and we love you so much. you will always live in our hearts.There was so much we didn't get to do together. I know we will get to those things and more when we all get to Heaven!

Love Your Big Brother, Frank Brown Jr and Family

Frank E Brown Jr.

September 17, 2011

My prayers are with the Brown family today as they face another EOW without their loved one. May God be with you all. We will never forget the sacrifice that your HERO made for all of us, thank you Sgt. Brown, and 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


September 8, 2011

Sergeant Brown,

While I did not know you personally, I had the honor and privilege of riding in your memory in the 2010 Police Unity Tour. I was and still am humbled by this experience. You are a true hero and inspiration to Law Enforcement and your family. May you rest in peace and may God ease the hearts of your loved ones.

Rest easy Big Cat, we'll keep watch from here...


Brian Prunk

PO Brian Prunk
Alpine PD, NJ

September 11, 2010

To the Brown family, I know it is hard to believe that a year has already gone by without your loved one. He is a HERO we will never forget...

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


September 8, 2010

To Sgt. Ronnie Brown, his family and his fellow officers with the Polk County Sheriff's Office:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Sgt. Ronnnie Brown’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Sgt. Brown and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

September 8, 2010

To the family of Detention Sergeant Ronnie Brown, my family will keep your family in our thoughts in prayers. Please know that if we can do anything to help you through these difficult times, please let me know.

Nancy Williams

Nancy Williams
Widow of Vernon Matthew Williams EOW 09/28/2006

January 3, 2010



October 12, 2009

Sgt. Brown,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Polk County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections/Detention Officer.



October 4, 2009

Sergeant Brown.

The three C’s of Corrections are Care, Custody, and Control. But there are actually four C’s. Courage is the forth one. I am proud to tell people I am a Detention Deputy! We work in a place most people are scared to go. Your Professionalism was an inspiration to everyone around you. I will be praying for you family and Polk County Detention! The guy that did this will meet justice. Watch over all of the Detention Deputy and Correction Officers. Watch over us as we work among the worst people in our society.

Do you know why God made Detention Deputies and Corrections Officers?
So Law enforcement would have Hero’s!

Rest easy Sarg! We got watch from here!

Dep. Mills

October 1, 2009

For Detention Sergeant Ronnie Brown:

Each of us in the criminal justice system is a servant of those who inhabit this great country we live in. Each of us dedicates ourselves to the betterment of life for those around ua. Eash of us places our lives at stake for peace and justice.

The attack upon Sergeant Ronnie Brown is an attack on law, justice and we as a people. Ronnie was at the front. He was bravest among us at this time. He is the noblest hero. His family is feeling the sharpest pain. Feeling the most loss. Our thoughts and our prayers are with them during this terrible time.

When the day of accountability comes, and it will, Ronnie can be among the first to claim his reward for having protected his fellow citizens in the most honorable way possible -- laying down his life in the performance of his sworn duty. No honor is higher. No dedication is greater.

As both a retired state trooper and Lake County FL sheriff's deputy I render Ronnie a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennylvania State Police

October 1, 2009

Sergeant Brown,
I didn't know you personally , but from what everyone is saying around here you were a great man, and a great detention deputy. Rest in peace sir. You will never be forgotten.

Ann Greco

September 28, 2009

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Detention Sergeant Ronnie Brown,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Detention Sergeant Ronnie Brown. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Detention Sergeant Ronnie Brown is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Co-Founder of Survivor Help Network


September 26, 2009

It takes a special person to work in Detention with our Deepest Sympathy Officers of the Stokes County Jail.

Cpl. Stephen Holmes
Stokes County Sheriff's Office NC

September 26, 2009

Rest In Peace, Ronnie. My prayers are with your wife & family, friends, and colleagues.

Special Agent D. Paul
Federal Bureau of Investigation - DE

September 25, 2009

Thankyou for your service SERGEANT BROWN. Rest in peace.


September 25, 2009

Rest in peace Brother Ronnie, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs, OK, PD

September 24, 2009

Sgt. Brown,

You have chosen an honorable profession, not everyone is capable of being a detention professional.
Thank you for your service and my prayer is that your family would have the peace to know that you were called to this profession.
"Blessed are the Peacemakers, becuase they will be called the sons of God." Matthew 5:9

Director Al Casamento
Sandoval County Detention Center

September 24, 2009

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