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

Godspeed, my brother. You fought the good fight; you will never be forgotten, nor shall you have died in vain. Rest easy, for we shall continue the fight, and we shall triumph. May God hold your family and friends in His loving arms. You are missed; you will always be remembered.

Deputy Mark Wilde
El Paso County (CO) Sheriff's Office

November 23, 2010

For Deputy Sam Brownlee:

The risks that law officers take on a daily basis are high. An encounter with a culprit who is armed, involved with domestic violence, and speeds away driving a vehicle is a compounded danger. We regret that our brother Sam would become the victim in such an incident. It is a situation repeated time and again in law enforcement just about everywhere. Our best defense is training.

We pray for Sam's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in the days ahead.

I am proud to present Deputy Sam Brownlee a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

November 23, 2010

RIP Sir.


November 23, 2010

R.I.P Brother in blue, Keep a watch from up above


November 23, 2010

God Bless you Sam. Condolences to your family and the Weld County Sheriff's Office personnel. Sam was a fellow Blue Knight, a great officer and a fine person.May you rest in Peace.

Ret. Lt. Jim Sullivan
Michigan State Police

November 23, 2010

Deputy Brownlee,
Thank-you for your service. You are a credit to the badge and an example to us all. The citizens of Weld County have lost a courageous hero. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and the brave men and women of the Weld County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace, brother!

Ofcr. Dean Morgan
BVPD, Colorado

November 23, 2010

I am so sad to hear of your untimely death. God bless you brother officer and know that we will take it from here. You job is done and now time for you to rest easy. Say hello to the brother officers who greeted you at the gates of heaven and allow them to show the ropes. My condolences to your coworkers and family during this most difficult time. Our prayers are with you forever.....

Police Officer
San Antonio Police Dept.

November 23, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of a fallen hero. God bless you my brother. We will carry on from here.

Officer Rick Miller
Central City Police

November 23, 2010

Deputy Brownlee - You chased down a bad guy and faced fear doing so. I hope that if ever tested, at that level, I will show a fraction of the courage under fire you displayed. Thanks for your service to the people of Weld County and to the State of Colorado. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

November 23, 2010

Rest easy Deputy Brownlee. You are gone but never forgotten. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice so others may be safe.

Jake Bigelow

November 23, 2010

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Deputy Sam Brownlee~you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you. God bless you and rest in peace, Deputy Brownlee.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of a fallen MI P.O. eow 2004

November 23, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Brownlee, his family and the Weld County Sheriff's Office. Thank you for your service and your memory will live on in all of us. It's time for you to relax, we'll take it from here.

New Jersey State Police

November 23, 2010

Thank you for your service. You are truly a hero and will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers and those of my family and friends go out to the Brownlee family and our brothers and sisters in Weld County. Rest in peace my brother!

Deputy Bethanie Scott
Larimer County Sheriff's Office

November 23, 2010

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 whose 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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 23, 2010



November 23, 2010

The staff and officer's of the Fairplay, Colorado Police Department send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Brownlee. It truely hurts when it is one of ours that has been lost. It is not how Deputy Brownlee died that made him a Hero, it is how he Lived. God Bless, we have the watch from here.

Chief David Gottschalk
Fairplay, CO Police Department

November 23, 2010

Rest in peace Brother Sam.

Officer Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

November 23, 2010



November 23, 2010

Deputy Brownlee, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

November 23, 2010

Rest in Peace, brother.

Heath Kehm
Colorado State Parks

November 23, 2010

Rest in peace Deputy Brownlee. Thank you for your service to your community. Prayers for your family, friends, and fellow law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed.

Kathy B

November 23, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Dep. Brownlee, your safe to go end of watch, we have your back brother.

Sergeant Marc Weber
Larimer County Sheriff's Office

November 23, 2010

We would like to send our warmest regards and deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Deputy Sam Brownlee. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult and sad time. Rest in Peace, Deputy Brownlee and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Memebers and Staff

November 23, 2010

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