Remembering Crisp 17: Deputy Tyee Browne memorial service

Published 11:21 am Friday, July 5, 2024

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By Sarah Brown – Managing Editor and Crisp County Sheriff’s Office

Today we remember.

1 year ago today at 3:40a.m., Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, all of Crisp County, and law enforcement across out country were struck news of evil infiltrating our home.

Crisp County Deputy Sheriff Tyee Browne went to check on a car in the middle of the roadway near the 1300 block of Highway 280 West, Cordele, GA. The history of the car came back as stolen. Whilst Deputy Browne checked the car, the occupant shot the deputy. The subject then took the deputy’s patrol car and sped away from the scene. Crisp County EMS took Deputy Browne to Crisp Regional Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

This Medal of Honor was presented to Tyee’s mother in Washington D.C. at the peace officers memorial. It represents the supreme sacrifice.

Deputy Browne started with Crisp County Sheriff’s Office in February of 2022 as a Detention Officer. In September of 2022, he transferred to the Uniform Patrol Division after graduating from basic mandate.
He will forever remain in our hearts and minds, inspiring us to serve our community with the same dedication, integrity, and compassion. Together, we can celebrate his life and remember his remarkable impact on us all.
The memorial was held at the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office memorial wall on July 5, 2024 at 10:00a.m. Family of Tyee Browne, law enforcement from the surrounding areas, and the community came together to remember C-17. Sheriff Billy Hancock presented an ornament to Tyee’s family, and spoke on the impact that Tyee had not only on his fellow deputies but on the community.
You will never be forgotten.