Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Charles Douglas "Charlie" Brown, Jr.

Martin County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Charles Douglas "Charlie" Brown, Jr.

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

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

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 7, 2024

To the family and friends of Deputy charlie Brown,my heart breaks for your family i never forget you god blesse you

Ahmed sahnoun
Algerian gendarmerie

May 28, 2023

Charlie, I can't believe its been 12 years. So much stuff has changed, and loved ones passed on. I miss you today as much as I ever have. I miss our times hanging out and our talks. I love you buddy and I'll see you again.

Chris Howell

March 9, 2022

Deputy Sheriff Brown,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC during Desert Storm. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

December 8, 2019

I can't believe it's 10 years today. Our family has changed so much since you've been gone. I miss you everyday. Your spirit and love for all of us was inspiring. We lost your mom this year but take comfort knowing you two are together again. You are never forgotten and I know you're still watching over us. I can't help but relive the events of this day from 2009. I do take pride in the outpouring of love that was shown and saw the result of the lives you touched in our community. Thank you for your service.

Ann Hardison (Bonnie)
1st cousin

December 8, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Brown.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 27, 2019

Charlie I didn't have the privilege of knowing you for long or even to know you one fourth the amount of others. In that short time I have funny memories that still brighten some of my darkest days. My favorite being you saying hey Wendy no matter where we were. I always had to explain the story to whoever I was with. I had the honor of meeting your parents months after your passing. I told the story to them. It did my heart good to see them smile. I often find myself thinking of them, Mrs. Cindy, and your girls. I know your still watching over them. Thank you Charlie for your sacrifice, your service to our country, and our community. Enjoy your walk with God, until we meet again.

Tiffany Sullivan
Citizen of Martin County, NC

April 24, 2018

I 'll play my bagpipe throug the ocean, in Italy for Deputy Brown and all make her duty. God protect America and all men of good Will !! No Surrender ! Held position !

no rank

December 8, 2016

Brother I still miss you more as ever... I miss all the good times we had at K-9 training and trials... Miss you and love you brother...

Investigator/ Chris Outlaw

May 10, 2016

Uncle charile you were on my mind to day I love u and I can't wait till we see each other again have a great blessed happy after


March 26, 2016

Can't believe it's been six years my friend. Sure treasure our time at Pamlico CI together before you moved on to bigger and better things outside Corrections. Know that you are truly missed by all those that knew you and I feel sorry for those that never had the pleasure of knowing you. RIP Charlie !!

Sharon Owens
Friend/Co-Worker @ Pamlico CI

December 8, 2015

Thought about you today, Charlie. You left us all too soon, and you are greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to meet and work with you. Here up north we are forever indebted to you for your professionalism and kindness during the case we all worked together. Rest easy.

Mark Miller, Asst. U.S. Attorney
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

June 8, 2015

Thinking of you today Charlie. I remember with a smile the day I told you about my son being born and how excited you were for me. Jesse is growing up knowing all about my friend, Charlie Brown. I miss you brother

Lt Jim Bullins
Co-worker and friend

January 7, 2015

Remembering you & thinking about your family during this Christmas season. Thanks for your service!

Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor/Sister of Sheriff Liverman

December 17, 2014

Charlie was my rackmate and best buddy in bootcamp. I was from SC and he was from NC so we had a lot in common and spent hours talking about our strange new environment. Friends forever brother, Plt 1038 PISC, graduated April 1990.

Truely a special person... RIP, you will never be forgotten.

1stSgt Brian Moody
B Co 1st Bn 2d Mar,

October 3, 2014

I served with Charlie in the Marine Corps and the Gulf War! He was a fine man, kind, positive and never had a bad word to say about another! I too was a policeman for Columbus, Ohio, retired now! News of his death was shocking and I felt a real sense of loss! R.I.P. my good buddy!

Patrolman Steven Cockerham
Columbus Division of Police..friend, fellow Marine and fellow officer

August 26, 2014

Charlie was a great friend and officer. I still miss him everyday.. We will never forget you buddy..

K-9 Officer C. J. Outlaw
Goldsboro P.D. / friend

April 5, 2014

My heart goes out to your family, Mr. Brown. Thanks for your service to Martin County; other officers have the watch now.


December 8, 2013

My thoughts go out to you and all of your loved ones today for I know you will be on the minds of many reliving their past memories of you. Know that you will never be forgotten. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 8, 2013

Charlie Brown was my uncle and I miss him dearly. Everyday I think of my uncle. I can't believe how long its been. When he was shot and killed it was a shocker because we had just seen him at a thanksgiving get together with all the family. He was smiling and laughing and joking with us. I can still see him with that big 'ol grin he always had. He was always a happy person. He would've been a grandfather. His eldest daughter morgen has a baby. He would've been so proud. I know my daddy misses him everyday. R.I.P Uncle Charlie i love and miss you very much!

Ashley Mcgaha

September 30, 2013

Charlie Brown,

I cannot believe you are gone my friend. I often think about you alot. I just wanted to take this time to add a reflection to your memorial page. You are gone but not forgotten. Thank you for your friendship and service! Continue to rest in peace!

Sgt. Treven Franks
Elizabeth City PD - BLET Classmate

April 24, 2013

Charlie Brown, time is slipping by and so many things has happened and changed. I miss you so much.. I thought about the pig you and I cooked just a few months before you passed and the craziness we did. I will never forget you my friend, love you so much, and looking forward to seeing you again one day, I am so glad I called you and talked to you the night before you passed away, memories is all I have and know one can take that away......

Capt. Chris Howell
Williamston Fire Rescue (Uncle)

April 12, 2013

I was the PD chaplain that stood with Charlie as his watch ended and he passed from us to be in the presence of the Lord. It was surely a day I, and countless others, will never forget. I have never witnessed greater love and outpouring from fellow officers and the community, and I have never witnessed greater efforts to save a life by medical personnel. There are a thousand moments I remember. A Lt. calling me crying to please pray hard when things looked grim. HP vehicles desperately trying to get blood from one hospital to another 25 miles away. The police radio crackling with desperate, somber voices. A thousand people standing in the parking lot of the hospital, all bewildered from shock, silent, crying. One-by-one people coming in to the hospital emergency room to pay their last respects, tears streaming down their faces. All the surviving officers gut-wrenching pain of survivors guilt: soul-searching and questioning split second decisions. His beautiful family who loved him unconditionally. His fellow K-9 partner sitting by the door . . . looking and waiting for Charlie to come through. If it weren't for his courage, honor, spirit, and sense of duty and loyalty, I should think this would be a colder, emptier world. But I see here some years later by all the comments that Charlie did make a difference in many lives and in the world. We are safer because of his life. And for that, I'm sure, his life made a permanent mark on ours. I know where you are Charlie, and one day we will join you there. Then perhaps in Heaven we can pick up where we all left off: you teaching us your own brand of word pronunciation and blessing us with that infectious smile and laugh. God's peace and blessings to all who knew and cared about him.

Police Department

March 11, 2013

Sorry I hadn't talked to you in so long Charlie. RIP Marine and Semper Fi!

Chief (RET) John Millan
NC Public Schools Avery Dist

September 20, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was also your brother in green so I also bid you semper fi.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pride and pain are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 8, 2011

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