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.

Charlie today two years ago we lost you, but your legacy lives on. We all love you, there is not a day that goes by you are not on my mind, and I will always cherish the last moments I spent with you here on earth. I am so looking forward to the day to meet you again on heavens shore.

Lt. Chris Howell, WFR
Charlies Uncle

December 8, 2011

My prayers to out to the family as time nears when many lost a true friend. A man who would support your dreams and motivate you to be your best. I miss you my brother, however you still live on your dreams and legacy you left behind will never fade. My love goes out to the family, i pray for yall.....Charlie would want yall to be happy & enjoy one another and remember the true meaning of Christmas as it approaches.


November 25, 2011

Just checking your page...have had you on my mind a lot lately

Lt. Drew Robinson
Martin County Sheriff's Office / Partner

November 16, 2011

Miss you everyday brother..

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

June 16, 2011

One year ago today a fine lawman lost his life....RIP brother.

Deputy Greg Harrison
Hertford County Sheriffs Office

December 8, 2010

Hard to belive it been a year. Thinking of you today and always buddy. RIP 809

Michael Bryant

December 8, 2010

To Deputy Charles Douglas (Charlie) Brown Jr, his family and his fellow officers with the Martin County Sheriff's Office:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

December 8, 2010

I can't believe today is 1 year since you left us. I miss your smile, your jokes, and that little bit of encouragement you always gave when I was having a bad day. I'm so proud of the life you lived and how you lived each day to the fullest. You always made time to spend with your family no matter how busy you were with your law enforcement family. I miss the cookouts, poker games, holiday gatherings and so many other little things. I love you Charlie and today I'm going to try to reflect on the good memories instead of the sad ones from last year. Thank you for your service in law enforcement and for our country. I will always try to make sure no one ever forgets the sacrifice you made for all of us.

1st cousin

December 8, 2010

"SEMPER FI MARINE"....God Bless you and watch over my two children who are both in law enforcement with Los Angeles PD and Customs and Border Protection.

Mike #7185 CHP

State Traffic Officer Mike Becze #7185
California Highway Patrol

December 7, 2010


Just wanted to let you know dude that Gary has put up the pictures at the K-9 Center of you giving me that awful awful haircut but I wore it with pride brother. I miss getting your calls from time to time and trying to explain to you how to use your new phone that your agency had issued you. To your wife and children Mrs. Cindy if there is anything that you ever need I will do anything within my power to help you. Charlie keep watch over us brother miss you, love you.


Stephen Young

Cpl. Stephen Young
West Point Police Dept, West Point, MS

August 4, 2010

Deputy Brown, I recently had the honor of meeting your wife and daughter while in Martin Co. They are super folks and miss you terribly. I lost my dad at 37 and can't imagine being a young person without a father's guidance. Please continue to watch over them and all your co-workers.

SSA Ellen Pierson

May 17, 2010

Thinking about your family, coworkers & friends as we start Police Week 2010. May you find healing connecting with other survivors in D.C. this week as you share many laughs and tears talking about Charlie! You will see that Charlie will never be forgotten. You will continue to be in my prayers!

Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor

May 10, 2010

My sincere sympathy to Cindy, Charlie & Cindy's daughters and all in the law enforcement family. There are no words. This loss is unsurmountable. Yet we carry on. We must - to honor our spouses for all they were and could have been. We must - to honor all who fight for what is fair and right. We must - so that we can keep alive our memories and love. God bless all. I will help you Cindy in anyway I can.

Joyce Plouff, Wife, Widow, Survivor
Sergeant Howard J. Plouff, II. WSPD EOW 2-23-07

April 7, 2010

The pride we feel for everything and everyone you touched in your life cannot be measured. We love you so much and miss you everyday. We got together today for Easter and we are still trying to process how life goes on without you. You loved spending time with your family and today we couldn't help but think about Easter 2009. Thanks for all the great memories Charlie. The memories help us make it through another day.

Ann Hardison (Bonnie)

April 4, 2010

God bless you, your sacrifice, and your family. We all go to work knowing that we may be called upon to do and sacrifice what you did, but I don't have words adequate to express my appreciation and respect, except to say that each day I go to work I am honored to serve with, and am edified by, the true heros I work with, and I now humbly but proudly include you in that group. Valhalla is nearly full....

Florida Officer

April 1, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Deputy Sheriff Charles Douglas Brown Jr.,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Deputy Sheriff Charles Douglas Brown Jr. 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. Deputy Sheriff Charles Douglas Brown Jr. is a hero.


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

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


March 25, 2010

Just checking in on your page. You are always on our mind, brother.

Greenville PD

March 11, 2010

Sending my heartfelt condolences to the family, friends & dept. of Deputy Brown. Your hope lies in the fact that you can see him again in Heaven because of his personal relationship w/ Jesus Christ. May the Lord continue to comfort all those who mourn his tragic loss.

Mother daughter, sister & granddau. of LEO's

February 13, 2010

May God send His peace and blessings to the Brown family.

2 Corinthians 4:16-15:8
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. We live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

LEO C. T. Parker
Eastern NC

February 3, 2010

Deputy Sheriff Brown,
Sir, as a fellow Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the USMC-especially 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


February 1, 2010


OOOHrah! Marine, Sorry you had to go so soon, but like many others, you will never be forgotten my brother.

Semper Fi,
Steven Grinnell
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

S. Grinnell
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

January 31, 2010

Charlie, you will never be forgotten. You were among the best of the best. You were not only an outstanding law enforcement officer, you were and honorable man, loving husband and father. Thank you for everything you did for the citizens of Martin County. You touch the lives of many people. You will be missed,

Suzanne Creech

January 14, 2010

This man:
Above and beyond; A protector; A connector; A true peoples advocate. A shoulder; A heart lifter; A warm smile; A kind word. A joker; A prankster; A laugher at himself.
A good student and an excellent instructor. A tell it like it is and the way it is going to be. A tell you what you need to know, even when you do not want to hear it.
A true encouragment in life is this man who is loved and always will be missed.

On Angels Wings Charlie

Instructor J. Huneycutt
Sandhills College Law Enforcement Training

January 13, 2010

Today makes a month that we lost a brother. Charlie was just any ordinary cop. He was exceptional. He gave all he could to his family, friends, and his job. He loved his job and it showed in his work.
When we briefed for raids he would harp on officer safety. He knew how to take care of business. He was a honest man who worked hard. He earned the respect of the good guys and bad guys. Now don’t get me wrong, Charlie didn’t put up with any crap. He was just a people person who knew how to talk to people. He knew when to joke and how to play a practical joke. He was always joking around and talking junk. It was all in good fun and he knew the proper time and place for it. He was so funny, He would try to sound smart and would say the wrong words or mispronounce them. Being around Charlie was always entertaining.
I would go anywhere with Charlie. I trusted him %100. He never once led me astray and officer safety was a priority to him. I had the pleasure of working with Charlie on several cases over the past couple of years. Even though we didn’t work for the same department, Charlie took me under his wing and taught me how to think like an investigator. He was my go-to man. I knew that I could trust his judgment and he always made time to teach me the right way. One of Charlie’s strong points was teaching. He didn’t have a degree but he had the patience of Job and knowledge that came through experience. He wouldn’t just tell you what to do; he would ask your opinion and then help you think through the investigation for short term and long term results. I learned so much from Charlie Brown and I will always value the time I got to spend with him and the lessons he taught me. He was my friend who I looked up to (haha metaphorically speaking) He was always there for me personally and professionally. Charlie was always there…
Going on without him is so hard but we have to carry on the work we began so that his death will not be in vain. Charlie is a hero in every since of the word. He was a dedicated father, and an amazing officer. Most importantly, Charlie was saved a few months ago. With that, I know that Charlie is in heaven looking down over us and protecting us. Charlie’s battle with the bad guys is over and he is receiving his reward for the battle he fought… And Charlie won his battle against the bad guys.

Charlie- First of all the picture of you up here is horrible! What the heck are you doing in that picture? If I had picked a picture for this I would have chosen the one we took of you on that search warrant…you know the one I’m referring too; or maybe one with a cigar in your mouth would be more appropriate. I miss you so much. I know that I told you I didn’t know what I would ever do without you and that I appreciated everything you did for me but I hope you know how sincere I was when I said it. I really don’t know what I’m going to do without you. There have been so many times this last month that I just wanted to pick up the phone and call you or go by the office to see you only to realize that I couldn’t. Don’t worry about Cindy or the girls. We are going to take care of them, just like you would take care of our families for us. I know you are proud of them. They have been so strong. Charlie you will never be forgotten. You will always be remembered as a hero. I have found a little comfort in knowing that you are in heaven but it doesn’t ease the painful reality that you are gone. Charlie, you were a good man who left a lasting legacy. You have so much to be proud of. I miss you Charlie. You will never be forgotten!
I love you!-Beth Ro-BIN-son

“I’m gonna miss that smile
I’m gonna miss you my friend
Even though it hurts the way it ended up
I’d do it all again
So play it sweet in heaven
Cause that’s right where you wanna be
I’m not crying because I feel so sorry for you
I’m crying for me”-Toby Keith lyrics to ‘Cryin for Me’

Detective Sergeant Beth Robinson
Williamston Police Department, NC

January 8, 2010

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

January 6, 2010

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