Thousands came to say good-bye to a man who is being hailed as a hero. Deputy Charlie Brown of the Martin County Sheriff's Office was killed earlier this week.
Family, friends, and law enforcement came to Williamston Saturday afternoon to say their final farewells.
A horse drawn carriage entered the Senator Bob Martin Agricultural Center in Williamston with the body of a hero. Deputy Charlie Brown was killed on Tuesday by a gunmen during a shootout.
His wife Cindy and his daughters were surrounded by family and friends. Also on hand was Mr. Brown's other family of law enforcement officers.
His brother Chris Brown talked about the high school days and when Mr. Brown was a DJ known as "good time Charlie Brown." He says Brown was always a protector even back then.
Finally the body was moved from laying in state to a procession of cars that would follow an American hero to his final resting spot.
The service started at 2pm and took about an hour to complete.
So that members of law enforcement in the Martin County area could have time to grieve, authorities from around the state will be patrolling the streets of Martin County for the next two nights.
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Hundreds of people from all over the east paid their last respects for a fallen officer.
Martin County Deputy Charlie Brown was killed in the line of duty Tuesday morning.
Friday night a viewing was held to honor Deputy Brown.
The parking lot outside the Senator Bob Martin Agriculture Center was filled to capacity as a steady flow of people came from all over Eastern Carolina and beyond to remember not only an officer but a family man.
Deputy Brown leaves behind his wife, Cynthia, and two daughters, Morgan and Carlie.
Funeral services for Deputy Brown took place Saturday afternoon at 2:00 inside the Senator Bob Martin Agriculture Center.
After the service, Brown was carried by a horse-drawn carriage to his final resting place inside the Tice Family Cemetery.