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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31 years brother, It's hard to believe, a little of the hurt never goes away! Come February, all of your old beat partners will be together again to celebrate your life and all our departments fallen. We will all serve together again, rest in peace until then...

Derek E. Clark, Lieutenant (Ret.)
San Diego County Sheriffs Department

October 14, 2019

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