George A. Brown, III (1948-2004)
End of Watch: Tuesday, April 27, 2004
While overtaking a traffic violator on County Road 341 in Columbia County, approximately six miles south of Lake City, Sergeant Brown’s vehicle left the paved travel portion of the roadway onto the east shoulder, rotating counterclockwise and traveling into a wooded area adjacent to the shoulder, where it struck several trees. Sergeant Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sergeant Brown had served the residents of Florida, with the Florida Highway Patrol, for 33 years. His career with FHP began July 6, 1970. He was in the 37th recruit class in Tallahassee, from July 6, 1970 to September 26, 1970. He was stationed in Lake City. At the time of his death, he was 55. He is survived by his 13-year old son, Tucker, his parents, and sister.