Family, Friends & Neighbors Remember Deputy Charlie Brown

It was a sad scene Tuesday morning at Martin General Hospital.

Family members arrived at Martin General Hospital shortly after 11AM Tuesday morning.

Sheriff Gibbs was among a large group of lawmen and emergency personnel standing by when the news came down.

Deputy Charlie Brown's family was visibly shaken when they arrived.

Law officers were also visibly upset and trading hugs and giving support throughout the morning hoping and praying for good news.

Flags have been lowered to half staff at the Martin County Courthouse mourning the death of Brown.

Brown's neighborhood is also coming together to grieve. Just hours after the death of Deputy Brown people who live next to the Brown family were talking about their neighbor.

Maria Forney and her husband Elvie live a stones throw away from the Brown family on Evan Perry Road in Jamesville, and say they are saddened by the tragic death of their neighbor and friend, Charlie Brown.

Brown, a deputy for the Martin County Sheriff's Office was shot Tuesday morning in Williamston, and later died at the hospital. That news stunned, Elvie Forney. He worked with Brown on the Williamston Police force a few years back.

The Forney's say the neighborhood will reach and out and try to help Brown's wife, Cynthia, and his two daughters, Morgan and Carlie anyway they can.


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  • by Andrew Burnette Location: Blairsville Ga on Dec 10, 2009 at 05:49 PM
    I had the honor of getting to know Charlie Brown a few years back. What little time I knew him he really touched me. He was always laughing and having a good time. This really touches home to loose a brother public servant. We will miss you greatly Charlie Brown.. For Real. God blass the family
  • by Friend Location: Sharpsburg on Dec 10, 2009 at 01:04 PM
    Charlie will be greatly missed. a wonderful person a true friend always a place in my heart for such a dear gift from GOD taken to soon
  • by Faye on Dec 9, 2009 at 05:55 PM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you...may God give you peace and comfort during this very difficult time.
  • by Lt. Barry Equils and Family on Dec 9, 2009 at 02:33 PM
    No words can express our heart-felt sympathy that goes out to you and your family. Charlie was a great guy and a good friend as well as a mentor in the early stages of my career. He was funny and full of life. He will be missed greatly. Thanks for your support and acceptance of his choice of career, for he was indeed a fine officer.
  • by pearline Location: windsor on Dec 9, 2009 at 01:01 PM
    my prayers are with the family. deputy brown will always be remembered as a hero. god bless the family
  • by Queen Location: Williamston on Dec 9, 2009 at 09:28 AM
    Sending my heart and prayers out to the family and friends of Charlie Brown. Rest in Peace Charlie
  • by rick davis Location: farm life on Dec 9, 2009 at 04:53 AM
    Greater love hath no man than he who lays down his life for another. Rest in peace Charlie.
  • by Perdue's Location: Roanoke Rapids NC on Dec 8, 2009 at 07:49 PM
    Rest well Deputy Charles Brown. Your deeds will not be forgotten. May your family find peace in knowing you are with God now and is at peace. You served your county well.
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