Former Stafford Chief of Police dies from flu complications

On Sunday, the former Stafford Chief of Police died from complications with the flu.

Doug Brown served for more than two decades in Stafford before retiring in January.

Sergeant Clayton Osburn says Brown loved his time with his K-9, Rego.

"He was everything here," said Osburn.

He says Brown will be missed in the community.

"He had been sick, but we didn't think it was that serious. It was kinda a cold then it progressed into the flu."

56-year-old Brown died Sunday.

His family says he had the flu and pneumonia along with some other health complications at the time.

Osburn is one of two full time officers on the Stafford Police Department. Brown served as the emergency management director and worked for both the city and county fire departments as well as EMS.

Osburn says the news was sudden.

"He was just an all around great guy. He was funny, very straight forward and would tell you how it was. He was dedicated to his work, very dedicated to his work," said Osburn.