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Police Officer Drew Haynes Brown

Cobb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, December 17, 1983

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Reflections for Police Officer Drew Haynes Brown

I was a Sgt at Kennesaw Police Dept I was working that night Dispatching and a bit before the Accident happened a few of the Dui Task Force officers were in the station kidding around cutting up the mood was light they all hit the road and Drew and Jerry set up on Hwy 41 to run radar the call came over the Radio fron Jerry Waldrop a Symrna Police officer screaming that Drew had been hit and his car was in flames. I immediatley got the Ambulance Fire dept in route and our Chief of Police at the time Robert Ruble. It was horrific, unbelieveable and was a night that will be etched in my mind forever. A few of the officers came back to the station after the news that Officer Brown was deceased and seemed like a horrible dream. Seems like everone was in disbelief. I will always rember Drew as a quiet guy loved his job. He was very well liked by his fellow Officers.. By far the worst night of all our years working in Law Enforcement. Drew will never be forgotton. RIP!!

Sgt Penny Hagaman
Kennesaw Police Dept

September 12, 2018

It was 30 years ago today they came to tell us you were gone. I still remember that awful morning and wondering "how can this be true?" over and over. Such a senseless act and it takes you from us. Somehow, with a lot of help from your friends and fellow officers, we all managed to go on through the pain of losing you. And we still miss you and love you. You are not forgotten.

Volesta Brown Autry
Sister

December 17, 2013

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

Officer 11169

March 24, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th anniversary year 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.

I pray for solace for all those who miss and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace

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

December 17, 2011

Drew, because of you, your advice and friendship there is life and joy still in this world. Thank you for being a friend at a time when I needed one. You were taken from us way too soon. God Bless you and your family.
Your Friend,
Julie

Julie Robnson
Friend

May 1, 2008

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 23, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

December 9, 2007

It has been a long time since your passing. I still remember the night we pulled you out of your car after the wreck. I also remember how heartbroken your mom was when we talked about your death. I visit and talk with her as much as possible. Departments and people change but memories never do. Your service lives on through the departments memorial garden which is visited often by other officers and members of the department. Rest in peace and know you are loved.

Lt. Jimmy Stephens
Cobb County Police Department

July 13, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

May 28, 2007

God bless you. You are not forgotten.

June 21, 2005

GOD bless you and your family, officer Brown

Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Deputy Sheriff
POLK County Sheriff's Office, Bartow, Florida

March 28, 2004

Officer Brown some years have passed however your loss is as real today as when we lost you Brother. You are remembered.

Senior Trooper (Ret)
Oregon State Police

February 18, 2004

You are not forgotten, my brother.

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

January 23, 2004

rest in peace Officer Brown, you are not forgotten

Andy

November 17, 2003

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