Deputy Sheriff Kelly Ann Bazer

Deputy Sheriff Kelly Ann Bazer

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, January 13, 1986

Kelly Ann Bazer

Deputy Kelly Ann Bazer was shot and killed by one of three men who attempted to rob her while she was off-duty. When the suspects demanded the keys to her vehicle, she ran and was shot in the back and killed. Minutes earlier the suspects had robbed a nearby supermarket.

All three suspects were arrested and charged with murder and armed robbery. The shooter was convicted of first degree murder and armed robbery and sentenced to 35 years to life. A second suspect, who had been released from prison three days earlier for his involvement in the stabbing death of a rival gang member, was also convicted of first degree murder and armed robbery and sentenced to 35 years to life. The third suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 15 years.

Deputy Bazer had only been with the San Diego Sheriff's Department for five days. She is survived by two children.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 days
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Bazer. A young woman now in God's eternal house of safekeeping where bravery and honor live.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 9, 2019

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