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Deputy Sheriff Theodore L. Beckmann, Jr. | San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

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Theodore L. Beckmann, Jr.

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 8, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 2/8/1989

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Suspect: Not available

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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.

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Teddy's final actions were left out of this explanation.

He had seen the 5 ton avocado bin-hauler truck coming, and knowing the collision was eminent, positioned the patrol car in such a way as to shield his partners side of the car from the impact.

Probably the hardest working / best partner I ever had.

Gary Scott, Deputy Sheriff 1078x
San Diego Co. Sheriff's Dept.
June 28, 2012

 

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