Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Charles A. Browne

Reno Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Sunday, November 10, 1907

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Reflections for Patrolman Charles A. Browne

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.


Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

May 9, 2013

Charles, Bless you, your family and the Reno Police Department. To all officers in the Reno Police Dept., thank you for everything you do for fallen officers. We know if there is a fallen officer in Northern California that the Reno Police Dept. will be there to pay respect to their brother or sister, to their family, and their agency.

Charles' memory is still honored and revered in this 102nd anniverary year of his tragic death. What a devastating blow it must have been to his family. Thank you to his great-grandson for sharing his family story.
Phyllis Loya
mother of Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05, Pittsburg PD

Phyllis Loya

March 17, 2009

I constantly attempt to fill the footprints
Of those officers that walked before me
Unfortunately, your memory is but a hint
But those footprints get larger every day

Your shadow of a badge
Has lest but an image
To view upon this page
Upon my heart is sad

Your sacrifice has not faded
I pray your soul not wonder
Your thankless job is paid
And your glory is the thunder

My badge was forged with blood
And my glory is your memory
Your duty was not a façade
It is an everlasting glory

Sgt M. S. Lovins
Hudson Police Department, NC

February 15, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

November 5, 2007

Thank you for your dedication and service to the people of Nevada. The thin blue line grows longer each year only because others feel the same need to protect and serve their communities in the same way you did.

Rest in peace, your brothers will keep watch for you until we are all in Heaven again.

LEO Wife

June 14, 2006

I have a series of newspaper clippings surrounding his shooting and death as well as two pitures of him. He was shot breaking up a fight between two brothers who lost their money gambing in the Palace Club. They where supposed to be on their way to Yerington, Nevada to buy a ranch. They didn't speak English and didn't even realize he was policemen. He shot and killed one man, shot and wounded another. He was belly shot and died of infection several days later.
He left behind his wife Alice who was pregant and five children. There was no support for the family at the time. The Gazette ran an article and took a local collection up. Geroge the oldest of Charles' sons quit school and began workinf full time. He was 13. My Grandfather Howard worked part time but continues going to school.

Of the 7 children Charles left behind 4 went to college and two even got post-graduate degress. My Grandfather Howard became a District Attorney and was in a private practice. He sat a member of the Nevada BAR for 57 years.

Charles' death left a scare with my Grandfather that he took to his grave. He worked through it but the pain of losing his Dad never left him.


May 21, 2006

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