Deputy Sheriff Theodore L. Beckmann, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Theodore L. Beckmann, Jr.

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, February 8, 1989

Theodore L. Beckmann, Jr.

Deputy Theodore Beckmann was killed after his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver.

He was responding to a child abuse call when he noticed a truck fish tailing down the road. He pulled off to the shoulder to avoid the truck but it drove over the driver's side of his vehicle, killing him. Deputy Beckmann's partner survived the incident.

Deputy Beckmann had served with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department for 8 years and is survived by his two sons.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Truly one of the good guys...Ted you are never far from me because you are still and will always have a special place in my heart.

Diana Stewart

December 27, 2014

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