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.

To Deputy Charlie Brown, his family and his agency:

I was so saddened to hear of Charlie's death. I know you will be supported by the brotherhood and sisterhood of your law enforcement community and I hope you are comforted by your faith and their support. Charlie's service will always be remembered and his memory honored and revered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Charlie gave to his community and the citizens of my home state of North Carolina and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 8, 2009.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer and NC native Larry Lasater

December 30, 2009

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.....

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

December 30, 2009

You will be missed. I am glad I had the opportunity to meet you at K-9 trials. May God bless and comfort your family.

Deputy Sheriff / K-9 T.B.Stewart
Harnett County Sheriffs Office

December 30, 2009

son your mother and myself will truly miss you . i know in my heart you are in a better place.i will aways remember the great times we had laughing jokeing you allways made me fill good when im down. you gave 110% to your job and then some helping others when you were off duty.my heart is still heavy for our lost. ty all for the kind comments that you have said about my son. charles douglas brown sr.

charles d.brown sr.

December 29, 2009

Thank you for your service to the citizens of North Carolina. I grew up in NC and my family still lives there. I appreciate everything men and women like you do to protect them every day.

Special Agent
FBI, Washington, DC

December 28, 2009

Semper Fi Devil Dog. You are now walking on streets of gold.

K-9 Trooper
Tennessee Highway Patrol

December 27, 2009

Never forgotten brother!!

Corporal Chris D Williams
Rocky Mount Police Department (NC)

December 26, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brown Family! Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.

Deputy
Orange County Sheriff's Office (FL)

December 26, 2009

Thankyou for your service, you are a hero for us all to look up to. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family during these tragic times.

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

December 25, 2009

May you rest easy now sir. Prayers and condolences. Rest in peace. We'll take it from here.

PO Best - 10000
LVMPD - Las Vegas, NV

December 24, 2009

Rest in Peace Brother. Prayers to your family and the police community.

Ptl S DeLong
Ballston Spa Police, NY

December 23, 2009

Thank you for you service Brother Brown.

Captain Kent Myers
Stanly County Sheriff's Office

December 22, 2009

Rest In Peace.
"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

Fellow Brother In Blue

December 22, 2009

From all the men and woman of the Angier Police Department we commend Deputy Sheriff Charles Douglas Brown Jr. for his heroism in his tour of duty with the Martin County Sheriff's Office. May God be with the family members during these times of mourning and may Charlie always be remembered as a hero.

Officer Dustin J. Frickman
Angier Police Department North Carolina

December 21, 2009

REST IN PEACE, BROTHER
PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

December 20, 2009

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Brown and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Brown, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Deputy Brown is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

It was their duty to serve; it is ours to remember.

Special Agent
FBI New York

December 20, 2009

Rest in peace Deputy Brown, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much for your service!

Shelly
Citizen

December 20, 2009

The heartfelt condolences of my family and I are with Charles, his family, friends and co-workers. Our prayers will be will all of you throughout the next difficult year.

Ptlm. P.K. Harding (Ret.)
Binghamton (NY) P.D.

December 20, 2009

Charlie, just like many others, I still can't believe your gone. I was able to call home the night of your incident and thats when I was told what happened. You were a great friend and a master of your work. You were a role model to alot of people. Being a young officer you gave me great advice to live by. I still remember such a short time ago you told me how you were gonna be there in February for the graduation. Well, I know you'll be there still smiling down on us. You are in our hearts forever. Thank you for all you did. R.I.P

Stephen Bryant
Friend

December 19, 2009

Thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. May he grant you eternal rest. May he also grant your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they need to get through the rough times ahead.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

December 18, 2009

It has been a long time old friend. I served with Charlie in Dessert Storm/ Shield. I recall an energetic you man who loved the sweets. He possessed a kindness and gentleness that could befriend anyone. There were so many nights are unit went to sleep with the giggles and laughter of Charlie's jokes.

I am proud to know you carried on defending those who could not defend themselves, but it saddens my heart to know that you have left us. My mind will be at ease knowing you are looking over us.

My deepest sympathy goes out to your wife, children, family and friends. You will be deeply missed by all.

Charlie you devoted your life defending our country at home and abroad. You stood proud for what you believed in and did your part in making your community a safe and pleasant place to live. You are a true hero, rest in peace my brother.

Jamie Bowersock
Champaign police Department, Champaign Illinois

December 18, 2009

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Detective Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department

December 18, 2009

May our Lord watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Rest easy now my friend, you have earned it.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

December 17, 2009

Somebody killed a policeman today
And a part of America died...
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he had gone off to war;
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half-mast
To his name they will add a gold star.
The suspect that shot him will stand up in court
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend many long, lonely nights.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today...
Maybe in your town or mine,
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors
A cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks the beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side;
He answered the call... of himself gave his all,
And a part of America died...

~~Author Unknown~~

RIP Charlie you are a hero. God bless you and Cindy and the kids. thank you and we love you!

PTC
NCSHP

December 16, 2009

God Bless you Deputy. May you forever be remembered as a hero.

Anonymous

December 16, 2009

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