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Deputy Sheriff Alfred "Butch" Brown, Jr.

Cook County Sheriff's Office - Department of Court Services, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, November 17, 1992

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Alfred "Butch" Brown, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Brown,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Air Force. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 17, 2022

Wow....25 years is a long time. You've been joined by so many you loved, and that loved you. Somehow you still manage to look after me and the rest of our little group, and I thank you. Our world is a much better place for having you as our friend and brother. I miss you...we all miss you. Rest well my friend, rest well.....

Cook County Sheriff's

November 17, 2017

It's been 23 long years, we all still miss you---especially me. I have so much I want to say to you and to Uncle Milt. Thanks for always having my back, and please take care of my girl up there.


November 18, 2015

21 years later...still missing my friend...


November 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Butch...I will always miss you!


August 6, 2012

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

Officer 11169

May 1, 2012

I have never met you. In fact, I never knew of you until this past weekend. But I need to thank you. I want to thank you for your son. I met him 15 years ago and then our paths diverted, but then as funny as life can be, we somehow reconnected again years later; As if we were meant to cross paths again when we were ready. And now I wish for your blessing. I am in love with your son and want a life with him as he does with me, and hope for your approval. He loves you. And I thank you. Much love and respect,

in love with your son

April 16, 2012

I never met you but have heard many stories about you from my good friend Pattie Nagel

mary cocke civilain
united state Park Police

November 17, 2011

On this, the 18th anniversary of your death, I have no words...just tears. Rest well, my brother, I miss you and love you.


November 17, 2010

Gone But Never Forgotten-
Rest In Heavenly Peace In The Loving Arms Of Our Lord Jesus Christ...Rest Now Brother.

Deputy Sheriff AL Lazarus #10229
Cook County Sheriff's Dept. IL.

September 30, 2010

you were like a big brother to me and i miss sitting with you giving me advice. The coolest brother in the dept. R.I.P!!!!!!!!

Detective Beattie

September 9, 2010

Has 17 years passed already? Have you really been gone from us that long? I thought it was just yesterday we were talking...I hate the fact that you were taken from us, and that your murderer is once again walking free. I think of you always, during good times and bad, and thank you for always having my back, both then and now. I love and miss you.


November 17, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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 17, 2009

Happy birthday Butch. I miss you.


August 6, 2009

16 years ago you left us...I hope you knew how much you were loved by your family and friends, and how much we still love and miss you. I've pretty much said it all in previous posts, and I meant every word I said.


November 17, 2008

Deputy Sheriff Brown,
On today, the 16th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cook County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It sickens me that the POS who murdered you only served 12 years of his sentence-he should still be in prison.



November 17, 2008

where to begin...this took a long time for me to do. Ive always been the type to not really show emotion but know that you have always been in my thoughts...Ive missed you so much...and it hit me when i saw the ultrasound of your great-grandson..all in one fell swoop. i didnt get to know much of u in my life, nor any of my relatives on your side of the family for whatever the reason was. it never really mattered to me. i just missed you. and thats all i will do until i can be with you again in the future. ive never hated you or held anytype of grudge were just my father, untouched by anything else said or done..perfect...i remember you everytime i have a birthday, even though i couldnt go to your grave. thats just not how i see you, or want to see you. i love you. and i thank you for protecting me and leading me the right way in life. thank you

e-4 Damien Brown

September 25, 2008

Happy belated birthday, Butch....and thank you for joining the others and wrapping your wings around me and my loved ones, keeping us safe once again when the tornadoes hit. I keep telling people that my guardian angels are the best, and you keep proving that again and death, as you did in life, you've got my back. I miss you, and love you


August 13, 2008

Police Week 2008 - You are not forgotten.


May 12, 2008

Al was alway's ready to help or offer advice he was the kindset person i have known.

Cherrie (skip tracing)

January 14, 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
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

January 1, 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 29, 2007

Al its been 15 years since you were taken from my good friend Pattie I hope you are watching over everyone a friend of Pattie that would love to have met you

mary cocke civilan

November 17, 2007

Ah, Butch, what can I say that I haven't said before? 15 years is a long time, yet it seems like yesterday, the pain of you leaving is still so fresh. I thought it would ease when they finally retired your badge, but it hasn't come yet. I stand at your panel during Police Week with tears flowing...and I can feel you there. I thank God for my dear friends that are there for me and hold me. Frankie, Bob, Shari, Adrian, Kevin, Eileen, Kayhla, Keith and'd like all of them alot. If anything good came out of your death, it was meeting and becoming friends with them. Thank you, Butch, you knew who to send to me.

I miss you, I miss watching each others backs, although I know you still have mine. I miss your stupid jokes, your wisdom and advice, your hugs. You'll always be my partner, my bestest friend, and my big brother, and I love you.


November 16, 2007

On behalf of Butch's family, both blood and blue, I'd like to thank those of you who left messages here. You are all appreciated, and are in my prayers.

15 years ago today Butch suffered what everyone (including him) thought was a minor head injury. He later stroked, and his mom found him lying on the floor, no-one knows how long he was there. He had several more strokes during the next five days, and was declared brain-dead on November 17th, 1992. Butch was an organ donor, and in death, as in life, he helped many others. He was my partner, best friend, shoulder to cry on, big brother figure, and so much more. I still miss him so much, and still half expect him to show up at work ready to face the day.

Please keep watching my back, bro, you and Uncle Miltie are the best guardian angels I could ever have.


November 11, 2007

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