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Deputy Sheriff Charles Allen VanMeter

Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 26, 2011

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Charles Allen VanMeter

Just thinking about you this past Christmas, buddy, telling my family about you and on the unfortunate circumstances (for me) that we met. You were so different from the rest of treated me with respect right off the bat- treated me like a person, looked past the fact that I was wearing orange. I remember the talks we used to have during those late night shifts. I was proud to be able to tell my "co-workers" that you were a friend to me. I remember you taught me how to count to ten in mandarin chinese (that was always fun). I was so shocked and stunned when I read about your truly does seem like only the good die young. Can't help but to imagine what you would've been, had you been able to continue your career...I still miss you, buddy... C.P.R.

Caring Citizen
Brazoria County Resident

December 28, 2022

Deputy Sheriff VanMeter,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of a Brazoria County. And to your Family and loved ones. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 26, 2021

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

September 18, 2018

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Charles Allen Vanmeter. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Brazoria County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 26, 2016

Thinking about you all the time! Keep watching over us!

Alvin ISD Police Department

February 12, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 26, 2015

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, Wyoming

January 21, 2015

Just made a small contribution in your honor Bro. May you Rest In Peace. Miss you. Gone but not forgotten.

Sgt. Vincente Jasso
Brazoria County Sheriff's Office

June 14, 2014

Rest In Peace My Brother In Blue..Sleep In The Comfort Of G-D's Arms...End of Tour. :(

Ret. Detective Helene Gottlieb

June 6, 2014

Heroes live forever, Deputy VanMeter, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Brazoria County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

June 26, 2013

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 30, 2012

Rest in peace brother.

Deputy E. Zargo #7027
Clay County Sheriff's Office (Florida)

August 14, 2012

It is good to know we never forget our brothers in law Enforcement.

VPSO 1st Sgt. Michael Lejarzar Sr.

August 13, 2012

Rest in peace, Deputy VanMeter. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Brazoria County and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

June 26, 2012

Almost a year and I miss you like it was yesterday. We had a lot of good times this year we wish you could have experienced. Miss you today, tomorrow, forever.

Amy Salazar

June 20, 2012

I miss you every day my friend.

Amy Salazar

April 12, 2012

Miss you everyday Charming <3

Brandy Chambers
Brazoria County Sheriff's Office

March 24, 2012

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace!

Jennifer Boyd
La Porte Police Department Dispatch

March 19, 2012

Charles, I want to start off with letting you know how proud I was of you. You did good work and I enjoyed your company. A young man with a great smile and sense of humor. I have been thinking of you a lot. Catch up with Jason and hold the fort down. if you run into my Dad give him a hug for me.

Captain Richard Foreman
brazoria county sheriff's office

March 9, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 24, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Deputy VanMeter. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Charles, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Charles' life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Charles' life was about so much more than the way he died. Charles will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy VanMeter, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight & a half years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 3, 2011

today is your day,your memory will live on11-11-11 ..


November 11, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of
USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

September 18, 2011

Deputy Van Meter and family, you are not forgotten. I have enjoyed reading all of the reflections left for you, it is obvious from those who knew you, that you were a cheerful and outgoing person who brought joy to those you met.

As a resident of the county you served, thank you for the service you provided and thank you to your family for the support I am sure they showed you in being a Deputy.

Sergeant Chad Randall
Pearland PD, Texas

September 7, 2011

Deputy Sheriff VanMeter,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Brazoria County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



July 29, 2011

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