Deputy Sheriff Kelly Ann Bazer

Deputy Sheriff Kelly Ann Bazer

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, January 13, 1986

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Kelly Ann Bazer

Deputy Sheriff Kelly Ann Bazer was shot and killed by one of three men who attempted to rob her while she was off-duty in the 900 block of Sweetwater Road. When the suspects demanded the keys to her vehicle, she ran and was fatally shot in the back. Although off-duty, she was still wearing her uniform.

The subjects were running from the scene of a commercial robbery they had just committed at a nearby supermarket.

All three suspects were arrested and charged with murder and armed robbery. The shooter was convicted of first-degree murder and armed robbery and sentenced to 35 years to life. A second suspect, who had been released from prison three days earlier for his involvement in the stabbing death of a rival gang member, was also convicted of first-degree murder and armed robbery and sentenced to 35 years to life. The third suspect was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 15 years.

Deputy Bazer had only been with the San Diego Sheriff's Department for five days. She is survived by two children.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 days
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

off duty, robbery

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