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.

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!


December 16, 2009

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


December 16, 2009

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

December 16, 2009

Charlie Brown, he was my nephew, friend and brother, we did so many things together and I will never ever forget the great memories. I know you loved CIndy and your "Charlie's Angels" Morgen and Carly. We will look after them buddy. I love you alot man, words can not express. You will never be forgotten. Until we meet again in Heaven, God Speed Charlie Brown.

Lt. Chris Howell
Williamston Fire/Rescue/EMS

December 16, 2009

Rest well and Godspeed, brother. We'll take it from here.

PSO/K9 M. McNeely
Morganton NC DPS

December 16, 2009

You've fought the noble fight and now God has called you home. Return to Him in honor, my brother, and rest forever in peace. Thank you for your selfless sacrifice. You are my Hero!

Cadet Jeff Chapman
Farmington Police Department, NM

December 16, 2009

Rest in peace brother, God has taken you home. Thank you for your service here. I pray for your family and that they find Gods strength to help them through the rough times. God Bless you and your family.

Sgt Sean Hoover
Fort Myers PD Florida

December 15, 2009



December 15, 2009

It is with great pain in my heart that Charlie Brown has was killed and another brother in blue is gone. I can only say that Charlie Brown never shrugged a task, he was motivated 110% always. He strived to perform his job to perfection and he always helped others. I never remember seeing him without a smile on his face. I will always remember his joking and carrying on that he loved to do. He will always be in my heart and mind. Let us never forget the sacrifice he made to save others...We love you Charlie Brown!!! Semper Fi

Lieutenant Ryan Smith
Martin County Sheriff's Office

December 15, 2009

I cannot imagine the sense of loss felt by the loved ones left behind. Someone sent this to me today and I wanted to share it with the family and friends of those officers who have given their all. Good Bless Them!

"My First Christmas In Heaven"

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas
choir up here. I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices
bring. For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
But I am not so far away, We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear
Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ
this year.
Author Unknown

MPO Denny Vorbau
Fairfax County Police Department

December 15, 2009

Deputy Brown, your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it.

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

December 14, 2009

Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice! My prayers are with your family and your Brothers and Sisters in Blue! May God bless you, Sir!

Parter of a NC Police Officer

December 14, 2009

My prayers are with you Charles Brown Jr, and for your entire family. God Blessed you, and may he protect and wrap his loving arms around your family in this time of sorrow.

Fairfax County Police Va. Ret

December 14, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Sheriff Brown's family and friends during this terrible time.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

December 14, 2009

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 14, 2009

RIP May your family & friends find comfort in all of the memories they had during your time here. God Bless your family in this trying time.

Mr. & Mrs. Karaszewski

December 13, 2009

God Speed Charlie Brown, God Speed......


December 13, 2009

You made the ultimate sacrifice and are a hero for our country and your community. I salute you. Matthew 5:9

Deputy R Cowell
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, WA

December 13, 2009

To the family/friends and co-workers of Deputy Charlie Brown, Jr.: I'm obviously saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of your loved one. I just want to assure you that there are Police and Corrections Officers from all over the country that care about you and your situation.

Sgt. Scott Bodah
Syracuse, New York Police Department

December 13, 2009

Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God" Matthew 5:9

Deputy Sheriff B. Rollins
Lancaster County Sheriff's Department SC

December 13, 2009


Deputy Sheriff- Police

December 13, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Brown as well as the brotherhood at Martin County Sheriff's Office. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

December 12, 2009

Deputy Brown, after a 4 hour drive, we finally made it to your Funeral. I did not know you in life, but your character spoke volumes in death. This was a beautiful event celebrating your life. Thank you for your courage, may your strength live on through your daughters.

Deputy Jagger Naves

Deputy Jagger Naves
Rowan County Sheriffs Department

December 12, 2009

As a former Martin County LEO of Robersonville PD many years ago and someone who knew this man, I am very saddened to hear of this senseless tragedy. I offer my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues, namely Dan and his deputies of the Martin County SO. RIP Charles. You will not be forgotten.

Chief JA Millan
Hoonah AK Police Dept

December 12, 2009

RIP my brother! It was a pleasure to work with you, you will be truly missed!

Keith Knox
Greenville Police Department

December 12, 2009

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