Omar Scot Brown, 58, passed away in his home in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 18, 2021, from COVID-19.
Omar was born on May 25, 1962, to Treva and Richard Brown in Eugene, Ore. After graduating from A.M. Barbe High School in Lake Charles, La., in 1980, he served honorably in the United States Army with the 3rd Infantry, The Old Guard, stationed in Washington D.C. for four years.
His 30-year career in law enforcement began in Louisiana with the Lake Charles Harbor Police, where he earned the rank of lieutenant. He then served for 19 years with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office in Northern California, where he investigated thousands of crimes and trained dozens of officers.
In retirement, Omar relocated to Austin, Texas, to be near his sister, Mona, and enjoyed golfing, board games, playing an impressive array of musical instruments, and vacationing in Costa Rica. Omar was known for his engaging intellect, wise advice, and irresistible sense of humor. His jokes, puns and playful pranks brightened the lives of everyone he knew.
He is survived by his daughter Maggie; siblings Mona, Rita, Alex and Ivan; father Richard; and many friends and family members who miss him dearly.
Omar was preceded in death by his mother, Treva.
Contributions in memory of Omar can be made to the Human Response Network of Trinity County (www.hrntrinity.org) or CNOA Survivor’s Memorial Fund (www.cnoa.org/smf).