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.

Deputy Charles Douglas "Charlie" Brown Jr. it is with deep regret and sincere sympathy that I write to offer you my final salute as result of your final tour at performing a job so unselfishly as you did from start to finish. I offer my heartfelt condolences to your family...Wife and Daughters in their time of deep loss. Although you are gone to be with God, as he offers to you..."Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant", on earth you'll not be forgotten for all that you contributed to mankind and society as a whole. I offer this encouragement for those that worked with you and the agency of which you were employed: Martin County Sheriff's Office!

Isaiah 57
1 Good people pass away;
the godly often die before their time.
But no one seems to care or wonder why.
No one seems to understand
that God is protecting them from the evil to come.
2 For those who follow godly paths
will rest in peace when they die.

LEO Instructor: Michael R. Powell
State of Arkansas

December 9, 2009

RIP Brother easy, we have the watch!

Detective Josh Brothers
Virginia Beach Police

December 9, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with the Brown family and all the members of law enforcement as you mourn the loss of a hero. I am thankful for the years you kept us safe.

Jennifer Corbitt
Pitt County District Attorney's Office

December 9, 2009

Rest in peace brother! God has a special place in heaven for hero's. God Bless!

Sgt. Michael Paciorek
Hampshire County Deputy Sheriff

December 9, 2009

My prayers are with your wife and daughters, and your loss will be painful for all for many years to come. Your family should know that you lived and devoted your life to a noble effort, and you were a hero. For it is not how you died that made you a hero, it is how you lived. God Speed you on your journey, and I pray that you will watch over the rest of us from Heaven.

Sgt. Thomas Tilmon
Wilmington PD

December 9, 2009

My prayers are with the family and the Martin County Sheriff's Office. Thank you for your courage and service Deputy Brown. We will never forget you.

Police Officer
Seattle Police Department

December 9, 2009

Deputy Brown, Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You left us a true hero, which is something that will never go unforgotten. Your Daughters, Wife, Family & Friends and the Martin County S/O will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Rest in peace Deputy.

J Clendening #407
Glades County Sheriff's Office, FL

December 9, 2009

Deputy Brown,
It saddens me to no end to hear about another good officer down. You died a hero Sir, and your family is very proud of you. I will keep them in my prayers. Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here.
You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Nyce
Broward Sheriffs Office

December 9, 2009

I had the honor of working with Charlie at Interact PSS, he was a wonderful person who always had you laughing! He was a great Family man and Friend, I will miss him dearly as I know his family will be lost without him. It is certainly a shame that this had to happen to such a great person. RIP my dear friend!

Phyllis Ferrante Cooney
Interact PSS

December 9, 2009

RIP brother, You will never be forgotten. Its been a long time since i worked with you but you always were enjoyable to work with. Your work on the drug war will not be in vain.My thoughts and prayers are with your brother officers and your family.

Officer W.G. Harrison
Ahoskie PD/former RCNTF Agent

December 9, 2009

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Charles "Charlie" Brown as well as to the Martin County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Deputy Brown, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

December 9, 2009

Somebody killed a policeman today and a part of America died. Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9

Gordon Hobbs
NC Game Warden

December 9, 2009

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Brown, we have the watch...

To the family and friends of Deputy Brown,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your community. A friend of my family lives next door to Dep. Brown and this hits close to home.

To Deputy Brown,
You served your community and family with pride. Rest easy we have the watch.

Officer P.R. Dooley
Fredericksburg Police Dept. Virginia

December 9, 2009

May you rest in eternal peace in the arms of our Lord.

To the Brown family, I haven't the words, I can only leave you with some words from a good man, words that have given me comfort:

"I pray that our heavenly father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solomn pride that must be your's to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the alter of freedom."
-Abraham Lincoln


December 9, 2009

Rest in peace bro, we'll take it from here.

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD

December 9, 2009

RIP Deputy Sheriff Charlie Brown Jr.

Detective K Z Edwards

December 9, 2009

Deputy, you will me missed. I will pray for your family. May god keep you close. Blessed are the peacekeepers.


Ofc. J.M. Boyle
NC State Capitol Police

December 9, 2009

You will not be forgotten brother. Your friends and family are in our prayers.

King County Sheriffs Office Washington State

December 9, 2009

Rest in peace thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the MCSD during this very difficult and tragic time.

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

December 9, 2009

May your family, loved ones and brothers in blue find comfort through God ..... We are praying for all of you.
Thank you, Deputy Charles Douglas Brown, for your service to keep us safe.
We will never forget you !
Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hands.


December 9, 2009

My children and I lost our hero, Dep. David Blake on October 3, 2009. I hold you and your family close to my heart as you try and make sense of this're all in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord grant you the peace that surpasses all understanding. Know that Deputy Brown patrols Heaven's streets now...Rest in Peace and God speed Sir.

Tanya Miller Blake
Wife of Burnet County Deputy #128 F. David Blake, EOW 10/03/2009

December 9, 2009

Deputy Brown thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten!

Del Rio Police Department (Texas)

December 9, 2009

Deputy Brown thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. God bless you and your loved ones. May the Lord grant your loved ones the strength to endure during this difficult time. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

December 9, 2009

We learned of Charlie's passing during in-service yesterday and in that moment I said a silent prayer for the family and all they will endure. I did not know Charlie but in this profession we are all family. For his wife and daughters, never doubt that your husband and father was a hero and will watch over you always...Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9

Police Officer
PCMH Police Greenville, NC

December 9, 2009

To the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Brown, please accept my sincerest condoloences. Take comfort and solace in knowing that while all of us in law enforcement do our best to keep chaos at bay and to control the uncontrollable, God's plan for each of us to join him in an eternal life with no pain, suffering or hopelessness. Charlie now enjoys eternal life where the evil he fought, daily, is replaced with the peace that only God's embrace can give.

Trust in God and lean on your loved ones and extended law enforcement family during the difficult days ahead.


Special Agent
U.S. Government

December 9, 2009

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