Deputy Sheriff Herbert Dean Sibert

Deputy Sheriff Herbert Dean Sibert

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, July 13, 1949

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Herbert Dean Sibert

Deputy Sheriff Herbert Sibert was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 101 while returning to San Diego from Cardiff while following up on a robbery investigation.

Although he was off duty, he had gone to Cardiff to follow-up on several leads. He was returning at about 2:00 am when one of his vehicle's tires suffered a blowout, causing it to veer off the highway and down an embankment at the base of the Torrey Pines Grade. He was thrown from the vehicle and killed.

Deputy Sibert was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and the recipient of both a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He had served with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department for two years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

investigation, mechanical failure, routine driving, single vehicle crash

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Deputy Sheriff Sibert,
On today, the 74th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Europe fighting the Germans during WW II as a Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division-the “All-American” Division! And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Airborne All The Way!

United States Border Patrol

July 13, 2023

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