Deputy Sheriff Theodore L. Beckmann, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Theodore L. Beckmann, Jr.

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, February 8, 1989

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Theodore L. Beckmann, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Theodore Beckmann was killed after his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver on Mission Avenue near La Canada Road.

He was responding to a child abuse call when he noticed a truck fishtailing 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 eight years. He is survived by his two sons.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

drunk driver

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Steven, I cannot find an email for you. Came across a photograph today (Sept. 6, 2021) of your dad in uniform taken in 87 or 88 inside the Packing House restaurant bar in Fallbrook, with fellow deputy Frank Adams. Should you read this contact me at [email protected] Take care

Deputy Gary Scott

September 6, 2021

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