Fallen Deputy Laid To Rest

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.


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  • by charles Location: farmlife nc on Dec 14, 2009 at 04:58 PM
    ty all for your wonderful comments on my son from his mother lucille his brother chris AND me CBY ALL.
  • by Child of God Location: Williamston on Dec 14, 2009 at 04:42 PM
    I am posting this in preparation for the people that don't agree with me and believe that this is not the place for my type of comment. If you don't agree with me, then take it up with God and be blessed! I am not going to argue with you.
  • by Wake up Carlton Location: Washington NC on Dec 14, 2009 at 11:58 AM
    Please use punctuation and spell check before you post. It's pretty simple.
  • by Jodie Location: Farm Life on Dec 14, 2009 at 09:18 AM
    Charlie Brown was one of my very best friends and Cindy is precious to me. I am soooo glad the he is resting in his Father's arms right now. Cindy and those girls take comfort in that too. Kim, you were right on with your comment.
  • by anonymous Location: Bertie on Dec 14, 2009 at 08:00 AM
    To lose an officer is always a tradgy, but to lose a husband,father, brother, son, and friend is something worse. charlie will be missed by all despite his relationship with them. we need to realize that he is only departed in the flesh but he lives forever in our hearts. im sure he is in a far better place and im sure that his good deeds and love for people has landed him in heaven. i will continue to pray for his family as well as all law enforcement as we continue to fight crime and improve the communities in which we live. RIP charlie
  • by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2009 at 06:50 AM
    Carlton: WTH are "innacecs"??? Annon: why was it inappropriate for Kim to be happy the man had spirituality?
  • by Aware Location: Earth, But Not Forever on Dec 14, 2009 at 04:23 AM
    Anonymous: No, Kim's comment wasn't "inappropriate". Read in the context of Charlie Brown's own Christian faith, and that of his family and many friends, her statement was exactly appropriate. I guarantee you Charlie Brown would agree right now, and give it a heary "Amen!". We're all sorry to see him go from us, and it's hard to say goodbye, but we believers rejoice in his salvation and are glad to know he's with our Father in heaven. Kim, we thank you for giving praise!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2009 at 02:46 PM
    Kim, that was rather inappropriate
  • by Respectful Location: Williamston on Dec 13, 2009 at 04:36 AM
    Please people, remember there is a chance that the Brown family may read these comments at some point. Be kind in your words and give them and Deputy Brown the respect they deserve during this time. The Brown's have lost someone they loved very much and need our sympathy, kindness and prayer. God bless.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Dec 13, 2009 at 03:43 AM
    6th Sense, Deputy Brown was wearing his vest at the time of the shooting. Regardless of wether he was wearing his vest or not, it is not designed or capable of stopping rifle ammunition. The vest designed for that purpose are very heavy and cumbersome, and generally very expensive. With budget cuts an increasingly popular thing, no department even bothers to issue them due to the cost and probability that the officers will not wear them while on duty. It would be to heavy and uncomfortable for the officer to move about, enter our crowded police cars, and have free range of motion when dealing hands on with people. There is an inherent risk in ANYTHING that we do on a daily basis, more laws will not cure any of that. I think the whole point of "what does it matter" really goes back to the lack of class that some posters use. During a time of mourning, really what does it matter wether he was wearing his vest? Those questions can be asked at a later time and on a different venue.
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