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 Brown, God bless you and your family.

SSA Ellen Pierson

December 8, 2009

Rest in peace brother and may God bless you for your service. May God bless your wife and child and keep them safe from harm. May he also bless the Martin County Sheriffs Office.

Trooper Bobby D. White
Alabama State Troopers

December 8, 2009

I just received an e-mail informing me of yet another terrible loss for our community. I am deeply saddened my brother that your life has been taken. God Speed my friend, and may he wrap his comfort around your family. Thank you for your service and being a warrior, we will continue our fight here, rest in peace your job has been well done.

Asheboro Police Department

December 8, 2009

I could not believe it when I got the call was just Saturday that we were laughing about your dog and his great work. We will all remember you!

SPO J. ANthony
Wilson Police Department

December 8, 2009



December 8, 2009

Deputy Sheriff Charlie Brown

Go rest in peace brother, for your job here is done.
May god rest your soul, bless all your loved ones and fellow officers.

"Hero's in Life, Not Death"
Ontario Police Memorial

D/C Simon Moussa
Ontario Provincial Police

December 8, 2009

Rest In Peace Brother.

Pitt County Sheriff's Office

December 8, 2009

God bless you and your family, brother. May you rest in peace as you now sit among the angels. You are in my heart and prayers.

Captain Gary Graham (RET)
Denver Police Dept

December 8, 2009

I worked with Charlie while he was a trainer with Interact. I have very fond memories of jobs worked together. He was such a great guy and I don't think anyone every met him that didn't consider him a friend. While I wasn't extremely close with him nor had I talked to him outside of IM for several months, his death has disturbed me greatly. It is not only a tragedy but also a tremendous loss to all that knew him. I miss you Charlie.

Chris Chandler
Interact Public Safety

December 8, 2009

Condolences to the family and department of Deputy Brown.

Chief Deputy Tommy Chapman
Giles County TN Sheriff's Department

December 8, 2009

God bless the family of Deputy Brown..RIP brother....

Sergeant Trevor Howell
Walton County Florida

December 8, 2009

So very Sorry my Brother.
Deputy Brown's Family, Friends, and the Unit's of the
MCSO are in my Prayers, Thoughts and have my Heartfelt
Sympathy. God Bless

Deputy Retired

December 8, 2009

Godspeed Deputy Brown, prayers to your family and fellow LEO's.

Det.Sgt K.R.Spence
Christiansburg Police Dept Va.

December 8, 2009

Rest brother.Your work here is done.Watch over us. God speed.You will be missed but, never forgotten.

Deputy R. L. Matthews (NC)
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews EOW 9-30-05

December 8, 2009

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

December 8, 2009

A happy, caring and compassionate friend and officer. A devoted and caring father. My heart and prayers to his family, friends and fellow officers.

Don Fraser
Former CoWorker and Friend

December 8, 2009

I want to send the family my condolences. Martin County is now less one great person as well as a deputy sheriff.

Deputy Dennis A. Coley
Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office

December 8, 2009

We learned of your tragedy today during in-service. I pray that the Lord comforts your family and friends in this time of pain.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol

December 8, 2009

god bless officer brown. we rise. we fall. as one


December 8, 2009

John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for a friend

Doug Arledge
Hyde County EMS

December 8, 2009

Blessed are the peacemakers,

for they will be called sons of God

Matthew 5:9

God Bless you Deputy Brown

Tina Knox
Greenville Police Department

December 8, 2009

Deputy Brown,

While I and nearly 20,000 other members of the law enforcement community are gathered at and near the Tacoma Dome this morning to pay our respects to our fallen Lakewood Heros, you were on patrol. While you were manning the thin blue line, and so graciously allowing others to grieve and mourn for the recently fallen, you were struck down.

While words can do little to assuage the grief and sense of loss felt by all your family and your brothers and sisters in blue, I only wish to convey to you my sincere gratitude for all you have done, and say thank you.

Thank you, sir.

In taking your place on the line and bearing your shield before you into battle, you were already a hero. You protected your city and community in your shadow and you sheltered your brothers and sisters from harm.

While I never had the opportunity to know you, I know beyond any doubt that it was truly my loss to never have known you.

Rest easy knowing that your fellow warriors dealt swiftly with the coward who murdered you. You will now patrol a place where you will no longer have to watch your back or worry about evil people seeking to bring harm to your or your family.

You will never be forgotten. God Speed my friend.

Dispatcher Matthew Brooks
LESA, Tacoma, WA

December 8, 2009

Rest in peace brother.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police

December 8, 2009

I know words can never take away your pain or return the one you love. When pain and evil enter our lives so closely, I know the pain can be virtually unbearable. Please know that there are so many who are praying for peace and justice. I have found solace in the poem below. I hope it may bring you a small amount of peace, knowing your loved one is "Safely Home"
Safely Home
by Unknown

I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's Will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth--
You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!

FF/EMT Laura Stattel
Stony Hill Rural Fire Dept

December 8, 2009

Dep.Charlie Brown Rest in Peace.

C.O. Stephen D. Celestino
Westchester County Dept. of Correction, NY

December 8, 2009

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