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I was so sorry to hear about Big Daddy Don's passing. I was one of his partners when he worked on the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit. He was such a pleasure to work with. I cannot remember when he did not have a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye.
I am also sorry I did not find out about his funeral until the day after. I would have liked to meet his family and tell them he will be missed and thought of fondly.


Posted by: Nola Bricker - Albany, GA - friend and coworker   Feb 20, 2013

Although I did not personally know your father, I had to send my condolences. There were so many law enforcement vehicles at BFH yesterday I wondered who had passed away and knew it had to be someone very special. After reading about Don Brooks, I knew I was correct. What an amazing man! I also am an only child and buried my mom last April. Know that your father left a mark on the world for the better and in the hearts of many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ann Monk


Posted by: Ann Monk - sylvester , GA - none   Feb 19, 2013

Lt. Brooks (aka: Papa Smurf) was a wonderful man. I worked with Lt. Brooks many Years, Dougherty County Police and the Drug Unit. He always had a smile on his face and it was a joy to be around him and to work with him. Lt. Brooks was a true friend and he will be missed.


Posted by: Sherry Stovall - Albany, GA - Friend - Co-Worker   Feb 18, 2013

I worked with Don several years with the Dougherty County Police Department, was a good man and friend God speed to the family Jesus has a new angel.


Posted by: Jerry Gentry - Friend   Feb 18, 2013

Penelope our deepest condolences to you & your family. Prayers for strength & peace to get through this difficult time.


Posted by: Preethi & Pramod - Keller, TX - Penelopes friend   Feb 17, 2013

Sympathy to all of Don's family. Wish we could be there with you. We are sending our thoughts and prayers.
Winston and Lynn Skinner
Walter "Duke" and Sara Jane Skinner
and family
(son and grandchildren of Golden Zorn Skinner)


Posted by: Winston Skinner - Newnan, GA - cousin   Feb 17, 2013

Mr.Don what an awesome man he was ! He loved so many and we were like part of his family and he was to ours , he has given us so much advice on life ,Don was such a blessing to each of us and he will be greatly missed !


Posted by: Sheila Burnham - friend   Feb 17, 2013

I worked with Don at DCP about 30 years ago. I always remember him as a compassionate person and a great officer.It was a pleasure to have had him as a friend and a fellow officer.My condolences to all of his family.He will be missed.


Posted by: Mack Herrington - Andersonville, GA - former co-worker   Feb 17, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Don was a devoted law enforcement officer and a good man. He will be missed.


Posted by: Tommy and Carol    Feb 17, 2013

Don was a good friend and a legendary law enforcement officer. My wife and I will miss him very much. He was a great American and it was an honor to have worked with him for many years.
We are very sorry for his lose.


Posted by: Jimmy Sexton - Leesburg, GA - friend   Feb 16, 2013