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Services planned for fallen Martin County deputy

Posted December 9, 2009

The Martin County deputy killed in the line of duty will be honored Saturday in Williamston.

Charles “Charlie” Douglas Brown Jr., 38, died Tuesday after exchanging shots with a suspect at 1710 W. Main St. in Williamston, authorities said.

The suspect, Jerry Lee Pace Jr., 36, was also killed in the exchange.

Brown, a 15-year veteran of law enforcement, is survived by his wife, Cindy, and two daughters.

A funeral service was planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sen. Bob Martin Agricultural Center in Williamston. Rev. Jay Hardison from Maple Grove Christian Church will officiate.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Agricultural Center.


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  • tafiliclan1 Dec 10, 2009

    Too many Law enforcement officers getting shot and killed.
    Change the uniform, tactics and attitude.
    Trust in the buddy system. Two officers patrolling instead of one in a vehicle. Flight suit type of uniform. Bullet proof vest on and off duty.The criminal world is forever changing.
    If the law enforcement tactics, uniforms and attitude are not changed, it's going to be long night for them and tax payers.
    Remember. The only different between a Police officer uniform and that of a Mall security is the COLOR.
    To all Men and Women in Law Enforcement and our Military, Thank you for standing GUARD while we sleep at night.

  • dare107 Dec 10, 2009

    This has got to stop. Lost to many officers and friends but what deterant is there when the idiot that shot the Durham Officer got 6 months. Judge Stephens you should be ashamed!!!!

  • Just the facts mam Dec 10, 2009

    An example of a true hero - as are many more unknown heroes in America. I read a dumb college football coach is making $5 million a year, and Tiger Woods has made a billion dollars - neither of these should be considered heroes but they are by many of us. The true heroes are often unknown and quietly serve and protect others, and sometimes give the ultimate sacrifice as this officer did.

  • anonemoose Dec 10, 2009

    RIP Brother. Sorry you are there, but I hope you are enjoying your new digs.

    BLESSED are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
    Matthew 5:9

  • thedezsos1 Dec 10, 2009

    Thank you for service Charlie....RIP brother