Georgia MP killed on duty, community mourns, funeral arrangements released – WSB-TV Channel 2

CRISP COUNTY, Georgia – Just days after a Georgia congressman was killed on duty, his congregation collectively remembered and mourned.

Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyee Browne was killed Wednesday at a traffic stop when a suspect shot him and then stole his squad car.

Browne had served as deputy for less than a year. He was 26 years old.

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The suspect who shot Browne was later found in Monroe County and arrested.

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Friends of Browne spoke to Channel 2 Action News and said he is someone who “loves”.

“I think he put his life on the line to protect others,” said David Resendiz Jr., a friend. “He would have liked to go out there to protect other people and be of service to the community. That sounds like Tyee is about to do something.”

A native of Tampa, Browne played the trumpet and French horn in high school. He also played soccer, according to an obituary on the Hughes and Wright Funeral Home website.

After graduation, he enlisted in the Army National Guard Service and later became a deputy sheriff.

Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock, speaking at a community meeting on Friday, described Browne as someone everyone loves.


“Loved his community. Loved his job he did. He would come in the back door and if I was in the hallway or something, he’d stop, kick to attention and say hello,” Hancock said. “‘What do I need to do today to get better, Sheriff?’ He was just always working to improve himself and the agency. We saw him spending time with people in the community. . . He was what anyone wants in a deputy sheriff. There just wasn’t anyone here who didn’t like Tyee.”

Browne is survived by his mother, stepfather, brothers and sisters-in-law, stepbrothers, maternal grandparents, a niece and nephew, and his dog Jenny. The family described him as a dog lover.

Browne’s funeral arrangements were announced on Friday, with a viewing at the Hughes and Wright Funeral Home in Cordele on Sunday afternoon.

A funeral procession and first responder will then accompany Browne’s remains on their way to the final burial on Sunday.

The memorial services will be held Monday afternoon in the Crisp County Middle School Auditorium. Both events are public.

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