Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Donald Leeroy Brown

Yuba County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, November 21, 1974

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Donald Leeroy Brown

Don; In 1967 you convinced me to become a YCSO. Your friendship to me and my family will always be remembered. I often think of you in later years, especially when attending LOD memorials. Rest in peace my brother.

Robert Deegan, Sgt.
Amtrak Railroad Police, Retired.

August 14, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice. You will not be forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 21, 2017

I still cross through my mind every single day in one way or another. Sometimes it just the smell of Old Spice. Hope you are taking care of all my animals. See you when I'm looking at you.

kathy brown
daughter

February 21, 2013

Rest in Peace, Deputy Brown. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 23, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 21, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the month & year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Deputy Brown.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 19, 2008

Rest in peace hero

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 30, 2007

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Deputy Brown, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

November 21, 2007

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 20, 2007

Don,
You were a friend. I am your friend. I was there to say Goodbye, I'm sure you know. We were resident deputies then. I made it through, keeping you in my heart. Jim Pennel
CHP retired

James Pennel, Deputy Sheriff
Glenn County Sheriff

February 27, 2006

You gave your life to protect others, for that you will always be remembered as a hero. Rest in peace.

a citizen

November 21, 2004

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