|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1984|
|Death: ||Jun. 26, 2011|
Deputy Charles VanMeter was killed in an automobile accident on State Highway 6, in Manvel, at approximately 10:30 pm.
An eastbound pickup truck caused a collision when it turned left off of Highway 6 to enter a gas station near FM 1128, failing to yield to the oncoming patrol car. Deputy VanMeter, the passenger in the patrol car, sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. His partner was flown to a hospital in critical condition.
Deputy VanMeter had served with the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office for five years.
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Charles Allen Van Meter was born on June 24, 1984 and died on June 26, 2011 from injuries sustained in a car wreck.
Charles was a graduate of Pearland High School and San Jacinto Community College, and was only one semester from graduation from the University of Houston. He was a proud member of the Brazoria County Sheriff's Department, which he joined in 2006. He completed SWAT training and was assigned to the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team.
In addition to his job as a Peace Officer, Charles enjoyed camping, music, making people laugh, and spending time with his sister, Amanda Morris, and a host of close family members and dear friends. In his short life, he touched the hearts of many people, and he will always be fondly remembered.
The family will receive visitors at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home on Friday, July 1, from 6 to 9 PM. Funeral Services will be held at that location Saturday, July 2 at 2PM.
Pallbearers are Tim Madrid, Bryan Mitchell, Brandon Sasser, Leonard Bustos, Dick Rudenko, and Clint Pledger. Honorary Pallbearers are Josh Waldrop and the Officers and Employees of the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office.
In lieu of flowers, the family will deeply appreciate donations in honor of Charles to the Brazoria County 100 Club at P.O. Box 1596, Lake Jackson, Tx. 77566; Phone 979-297-5910.
Published in Houston Chronicle on June 30, 2011
Forest Park Cemetery
Created by: James Myers
Record added: Jun 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72084928
Added: Jan. 3, 2016
Remembering you today|
Added: Jun. 26, 2012
Charles, What a shock that you are no longer here. John and I were so saddened when we heard about your passing. You were such a kind young man. My heart goes out to your family and your girlfriend.|
Added: Jun. 28, 2011
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