Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Melvin P. Brown, Jr.

Leflore County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Monday, April 18, 1994

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Melvin P. Brown, Jr.

It’s been 24 years my friend. The world has changed considerably since you’ve been gone but I know your continuously watching our back. Until we meet again ❤️

Master Sergeant Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol

April 20, 2019

He also left his elderly mother who absolutely thought he hung the moon and stars. She talked about him and his family and so looked forward to his visits. She said a mother should not busy her child. She continued to live but cried for him daily. Amanda she loved you and your son.

Kay, health care worker

April 18, 2019

I just read all of the reflections for Deputy Brown. What a tragic loss for his family, many friends and colleagues. My NO PAROLE LETTER will be going in the morning mail. Amanda: I am so very sorry that you and your family keep having to re-live your pain. There shouldn’t even be ONE parole hearing! I pray that the parole board members are able to see beyond the layers of aged skin, and frailty.
Deputy Brown, Thank You for your service and sacrifice! You are not forgotten.
God Bless You All.

Allie
Proud to Support All L.E.O.’s
Married to a Corrections Deputy

June 21, 2018

I remember just like it was yesterday. My family had beaten me up and you came out on the call. You got me out of the house.. Mr. Melvin Brown you took me to the hospital. You waited on me and then you press charges on them. I was around 13 or 14 years old ... I was a black little girl.. I thank God for you.. You never seen color... I miss you dearly.. I wish you can see how .. I have grown into a lady..

You are truly miss...

Antoinette Garner
Friend.. He was a hero..

March 16, 2018

Buster you will never be forgotten! I know your watching over us down here and in this day in time we need it! Continue to Rest In Peace my friend and law enforcement brother!

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD

April 18, 2017

Buster your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to Leflore County and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE brother! There's not a day that goes by that your are not thought of! I will never forget you or that terrible day 22 years ago!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

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

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

April 18, 2016

I will never forget all the short memories I had with you. You will always be my Guardian Angel walking beside me everyday. I love and miss you everyday Uncle Buster!!!

Meghan Brown
Unlce

July 10, 2015

21 years ago today our lives changed with one act of murderous rage! Deputy Melvin Paul "Buster" Brown you will never be forgotten! The nights you cook for us in the old kitchen, especially cooking your famous Cajun soup, the times you shared talking about your old war stories form Vietnam, and the memories we all still have when we were partners and brothers at Leflore SO! I know you've be a Guardian Angel watching over us from above! Thank you for your dedicated service to your Country and to the Citizens of and County of Leflore! Continue to Rest in Peace Buster.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol

April 18, 2015

Deputy Brown, your sacrifice will never be forgotten nor the sentence of your killer. He was sentenced to LIFE without the possibility of parole for taken your life. We, law enforcement officers past and current, owe it to you and your family to make every effort to stop him from being released even if he has some medical condition. He was sentenced to die in prison and that is exactly what the State of Mississippi is bound to do.
I will send my letters out today to the Governor, State Legislators and the head of the prison system today and I know many, many more officers, retired officers, disabled officers, former officers, their families, the families of other officers who gave their lives for their communities, and citizens will also take the time, in honor of you, to send out letters and/or contact those who have influence over the impending release of Conrod.

Remain at peace Dep. Brown as we can do this for you and your family and I know in my saddened heart that it is God's will for us to band together to thwart this release.
May you continue to rest in peace and your family be consoled while we remain vigilant at keeping him locked up.

JR, former police officer
fmr. Patrol Officer in California & Oregon

June 12, 2014

I went through Basic Police and Sheriff's Class 102 at the MLEOTA with Melvin in 1982. He was working for Greenwood PD at that time and I was working at Tunica Co S O . I can still remember his alarm clock going off every morning for the 8 weeks we were there and him turning th e lights in the barracks on to get us all up. Rest in Peace my friend and I will send my letter to the parole board to keep your killer behind bars where he belongs.

Sr. Security Specialist Larry L Sowell
FedEx Express Security Memphis,TN

June 12, 2014

I will mail my letter today. You have not been forgotten and this murderer shall not go free.

citizen
Tampa. FL

June 11, 2014

The murderer may be 81 years old and in poor health, but those are not reasons to let him go free for such a heinous crime. Life without parole should mean exactly that - stay in prison until you die if you murder a police officer and try to murder your wife. Please do not put the Browns through more heartache than have already had to endure.

Dr. Cheryl L. Weiss
Friend of Deputy Sheriff Brown's family

June 11, 2014

RIP my brother of the badge, God bless your Family, Friends and Department. My "No Parole" Left this Morning, hopefully the POS will rot in prison.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

June 11, 2014

You are so right Sgt.Sgt. Erber!!!
I live down in Gulfport and I was an officer with Bay St Louis PD.
He needs to stay there till he dies!!!
He didn't need to kill a fine man like Melvin Brown!!!
My no parole letter is on the way today!!!

Former Police Officer
Bay St Louis Police Dept.

June 11, 2014

Buster, It turns my stomach to read about the bastard that shot you wanting out from his life sentance. I served with you at the Greenwood P D and called you my friend. Rest in peace with the knowledge that G-d is the true judge and Your friends and family will forever keep your memory alive.

Reserve Sgt. (ret) Joe M Erber
Greenwood, Ms P D

June 22, 2012

I remember your laugh from all those years ago!! I was a very angry teenager then. I remember the look on your face when you and Peggy came home with your birthday present, Patricia Lynn. I didn't know then how much she was going to be like you!!!
You and I didn't always get along but there was never a doubt that your kids were loved. Patty and I talk about you a lot. She misses you soooo much!!
Today I learned that your killer is asking for a medical release. I pray that doesn't come to pass. You aren't here to see how GREAT your kids turned out. Or to hold your Grandchildren. I know in my heart that you watch over them all!!!
REST IN PEACE BUSTER

Karen Herndon
your sister-in-law and wife of a retired police officer

June 20, 2012

I got to be at your daughters beautiful wedding. She had a candle in rememerance of you. I know she wished you were there now she has a handsome baby boy! All of these moments she was not able to share with you here on earth. I know she wishes she was! And know they are wanting to let your murder go because of "medical reasons". He should have to suffer with them in jail just like everybody has had to suffer your loss. I pray they don't let him out

Danielle lynch
Frienda with Amanda

June 20, 2012

There are no words for our loss! Your stay on this earth was not long enough! You were taken from me too soon! I love you and I will cherish our memories together!

-Your little girl

Amanda Brown Coleman
Daughter

June 20, 2012

My husband works with your daughter, who has just given birth to your grandson a few months ago. And now, they want to release your murderer due to "medical reasons". I pray that he is not released and know that you are being thought of every day, but today especially. Continue to watch over your family and give them inspiration and strength.

Shayla Patton
Daughter of a Retired Police Chief

June 20, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifteenth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continenue 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.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 29, 2009

Thinking of you and all of those that care about you on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of them and protect them from harm. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 18, 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 3, 2007

I can remember the last time that we spoke you were always the same Deputy Buster Brown. My wife and I at times continue to talk about your professionalism you displayed while you were here with us. In the words of General Douglas McAuthur "old soldiers never die, they just fade away". Rest in peace my friend.

Capt. Jerry Carter
Dept. Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks

April 21, 2006

Deputy Brown it has been twelve years since the end of your watch. Thank you for your service to your fellowman. Rest in peace.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

April 18, 2006

Rest in peace blue angel.

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