Deputy Sheriff Joshua Bryan "LJ" Ryer, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Bryan "LJ" Ryer, Jr.

Glascock County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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Joshua Bryan "LJ" Ryer, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff LJ Ryer was killed in a vehicle crash while en route to the Regional Youth Detention Center in Washington, Georgia to pick up an inmate.

His patrol car collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Andrew Drive and Georgia Route 47.

Deputy Ryer had served with the Glascock County Sheriff's Office for only five months.

Bio

  • Age 19
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge 603

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Joshua was killed in the line of duty.

To the Ryer family, fellow deputies, and all who call Joshua beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I know that that you will receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Ryer gave to his community and the citizens of Georgia and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 29, 2019.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 17, 2020

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