Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Kent Brownlee

Weld County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Samuel Kent Brownlee

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 9, 2024

Very sad story - Rest in peace!


December 17, 2022


Michael Villegas

July 28, 2022

You are with me always my Brother.

Commander William E. Spalding, (Ret)
Weld County Sheriff's Office

August 6, 2020

We’ll never forget you Sam.

Deputy Taryn Clarke
El Paso Sheriff’s Office

January 23, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Brownlee.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 10, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 2, 2018

God bless your family, loved ones, and you. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Mikelle Agee-Odoms
911 Dispatcher

January 28, 2018

Sam you will always be in my heart.

Retired Sgt Ed Haffner
Weld County Sheriffs Office

November 23, 2017

Never forgotten !

Officer C Walser

November 24, 2016

You have not been forgotten. R I P


November 23, 2015

I saw your story tonight on the news. You have two wonderful boys and they finally got your Charger Squad Car. Because of the kindness of a stranger, your car, that is so important to your son, is back home where it belongs. Godspeed, Deputy Brownlee.

Lisa B.

May 20, 2015

I recently heard the story about your children attempting to purchase your former patrol car. It put a tear in my eye when the winner of the auction paid $60k for the vehicle outbidding your children...and then gave the car to your children. In this day in age it is nice to know there are people out there who appreciate the work of police officers. Rest in peace and know your family will always be in the hearts of all other officers who wear the badge.

Deputy Chief of Police Michael Stevens
Niskayuna Police Department

May 18, 2015

My condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Brownlee. He is gone but not forgotten his memory lives on.

Patrolman J Phillips
Rice Lake Police Department

May 14, 2015

Mr Brownlee, Sir, You are one of our Nation's True Heros.

May God Bless You ALWAYS.

US Cyber-Security Specialist.

May 14, 2015

You are a hero. may God Bless You ALWAYS.

US Cyber-Security Specialist.

May 14, 2015

I am riding the Police Unity Tour 2015 in your memory. You are missed by so many and never forgotten!

Officer Maureen Noe
Fort Collins Police Services

March 16, 2015

Rest in Peace Brother in the Arms of Our Lord. Prayers for your family and your law enforcement family

John Tomaino Sr. Chief Deputy
Retired Mahoning County Sheriffs Office Youngstown, ohio

November 23, 2014

Never forget... I'm so sorry for all the pain and suffering that Officer Brownlee's family has endured. His children have spent 4 years without the love and encouragement of a father. His wife 4 years without enjoying the daily moments of a husband. I will never understand how people can shoot and kill the very people that put their life on the line to protect them and make our communities better. Cop Killers are the worst of all evil. My heart and thoughts are with you.... God Bless you Deputy Brownlee - your memory and the life you gave will Never be Forgotten!

Crystal Mitchell
Wife of Deputy Jeff Mitchell, EOW: 10-27-06, Sacramento County

November 23, 2014

Its been four years Sam, hard to conceive that. You are always on my mind and I carry your legacy in my heart. Im with a new agency now and I share your story with my new brothers and sisters. Thank you for all your words of encouragement and for your cherished friendship. We all miss you!

Deputy Luke B. McDonald
Grand County S.O.

November 21, 2014

I've been thinking about you a lot the last few months brother. Being back in training again has reminded me just how much I learned from you years ago. I'm reminded of the fun times we had and the many lessons I learned.

It's hard to think we are coming up on 4 years since we lost you. They have really had their ups and downs, but the one constant, is the way we still miss you.

Thank you for everything, and I look forward to seeing you again some day.

Deputy, Travis Wayman
Adams County S.O.

September 12, 2014

Three years later and still thinking of you and missing you brother!

Fellow Deputy

November 23, 2013

Sir, I never had a chance to know you, but I know a couple of folks who did and you are missed. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Michael Bilbrey
Harris County Constable Pct. 5

November 23, 2013

Think about you often. Still wear my wristband. Makes me feel good. Hope to shake your hand up there one day brother.

Rick Powers/16yr veteran officer
Colorado Surveillance and Security Solutions, LLC

January 30, 2013

RIP Sir thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten

Son of Current LEO/Civilian Employee

June 1, 2012

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