- Wednesday November 30th, 2011 :: 12:49 p.m. EST
The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is saddened to announce the passing of Lt. Willie Brown. May 22, 1942 - November 30, 2011
The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is saddened to announce the passing of Lt. Willie Brown.
Lt. Willie Brown, 69, passed away at his home November 30, 2011. Lt. Brown, known by most as just “Willie” began his career at the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office September 6, 1974. Willie’s 37 year career at the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office witnessed many changes in Law Enforcement and in Laurens County but one thing remained the same and that was Willie’s kind and gentle spirit. He was a man that was tall in stature but his love of people reached even greater heights.
Willie will always be remembered as the deputy who never failed to wave and smile as he would meet you on life’s highway and would always greet you with that same smile and a kind word in person. Willie’s selfless deeds are far too numerous to list – from caring for the sick to mentoring a newly hired deputy. Willie was always selflessly serving others.
Lt. Willie Brown’s dedication and commitment to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and the County of Laurens is irreplaceable and will be greatly missed. The compassion and love Willie showed for his fellow man has left a lasting impression in the hearts and minds of everyone who knew him.
Godspeed Lt. Willie Brown – our friend and our brother. You ran your course well, you fought the good fight of faith. May you rest in peace.
Laurens County Sheriff's Office
216 West Main Street
Laurens, SC 29360