Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 2/8/1989
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect: Not available
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.