Brownwood Police Share Officer Bryan Greenrock's Legacy

Detective Harold Thomas Shares Emotional Stories About Fellow Officer

BROWNWOOD, Texas (KRBC)-  The Brownwood community is in shock after hearing about the death of an off-duty police officer.

Wednesday evening at around 6:30 p.m., 42-year-old Bryan Greenrock was driving along highway one-83 with his 11-year-old son, when a truck swerved and hit their vehicle.

Greenrock passed away at the scene and his son suffered from minor injuries.

A day later and the Brownwood Police, Brown County Sheriff's Department, and City Manager told KRBC they are shocked to know their beloved officer was killed.

"The community woke up to the tragic reality that we lost one of our own last night." Said Terry Nichols, Chief of Police.

Hearing that their brother passed, didn't seem real.

"I don't think anybody had any sleep last night, including myself, just absolutely awestruck, just struck down by what happened." Added Nichols.

Officer Bryan Greenrock, a Brownwood native, was a part of the Brownwood Police for more than 4 years.

"You know he's a friend, and we loved him dearly, this department loved him, and is really going to miss him." Said Detective Harold Thomas.

According to Nichols, Greenrock worked the night shift and trained new officers.

"He was also one of our field training officers and for him to teach the officers, that again says a lot about his experience and the type of man he was." Added Nichols.

Greenrock left more than a legacy behind.

"We found him to be very smart humble, and the example of the kind of person we all strive to be." Nichols explained.

"Thats his legacy, everybody he came into contact with never forgot him." Also explained Thomas.

According to Nichols, outside of the police station, Greenrock was known for his love for construction.

"He actually built and was on the contract crew to build my mothers house that I now live in." Thomas said.

Nichols also told KRBC that after speaking to someone last night, at the accident scene, he found out that is where Greenrock was coming from.

"He was working on a house."

The Brownwood Law Enforcement team said that his family will not be left behind and they will do anything to help them through this.

"They'll be taken care of and they'll be watched over, not only by us, but the good lord above."

funeral service has been set for Monday, June 19th at 2 p.m. at the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church.

There is also a donation account set up at the Citizens National Bank off of Carnegie or donations can be made at the Police Station in Brownwood.

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