Deputy Sheriff Lonny Gene Brewer

Deputy Sheriff Lonny Gene Brewer

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, December 5, 1987

Lonny Gene Brewer

Deputy Brewer was shot and killed by a suspect who was barricaded in his home after firing shots into his neighborhood. Deputy Brewer, who was a member of the SWAT team, was shot in the arm in-between the panels of his vest with an AK-47.

The SWAT team was attempting to break down the front door when shots were fired by the suspect. The suspect was later shot and killed by SWAT team members. He ran out of the house shooting due to a fire started by tear gas canisters. When the suspect exited the home, he was wearing a gas mask, and camouflage clothing.

Deputy Brewer is survived by his wife, who was also a member of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Thank you sir for protecting the citizens of San Diego. It’s brave souls like you that contribute to the wellbeing of this great nation.
Unfortunately I was never able to meet you, but the brotherhood will carry on forever! This is something that will never fade as well with your memory.
Proud of our law enforcement.

Citizen from San Diego
Escondido Ca.

December 5, 2018

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