Deputy Sheriff Brian E. Meilbeck

Deputy Sheriff Brian E. Meilbeck

Yuba County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, April 1, 1997

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Brian E. Meilbeck

Deputy Meilbeck was shot and killed after he and two other deputies had responded to a domestic disturbance call in which a man shot his brother in the leg.

As the deputies approached, the suspect fired once through the window, striking Deputy Meilbeck in his chest, just above his vest. He was pronounced dead upon arriving at a nearby hospital. The suspect was arrested about 20 minutes later after a standoff in which more shots were fired. The suspect was found guilty of second-degree murder in the fall of 1998.

Deputy Meilbeck had only served with the Yuba County Sheriff's Department for 7 weeks. He is survived by his wife and two-year-old son.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 month, 2 weeks
  • Badge 550

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Found guilty


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Deputy Sheriff Meilbeck rest in peace.

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April 1, 2024

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