Deputy Sheriff Lonny Gene Brewer

Deputy Sheriff Lonny Gene Brewer

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, December 5, 1987

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Lonny Gene Brewer

Deputy Sheriff Lonny Brewer was shot and killed by a subject who was barricaded in his apartment, on Mission Avenue near Fig Street, after firing shots into his neighborhood.

The SWAT team was attempting to break down the front door when shots were fired by the subject. 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. Another deputy was also injured.

When the subject, wearing a gas mask and camouflage clothing, ran out of the house, shooting at the SWAT Team, injuring one. Officers returned fire, and the subject was shot and killed.

Deputy Brewer had served with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife, who was also a member of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

barricade, shots fired call, swat

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I still remember the day Lonnie was killed. When I heard the new I felt like I heart was torn out of me. I was devastated. I used to see, and talk to him when he was still working in patrol. He was a proud, and dedicated deputy. And he was built like an ox! He is true hero, and I will remember, and honor him the remainder of my life. God bless you Lonnie, and rest in peace my friend.

Police Officer retired Brent Wagner
Henderson Police Dept. San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept.

June 21, 2023

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