Deputy Sheriff Ryan Clinkunbroomer

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Clinkunbroomer

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, September 16, 2023

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Ryan Clinkunbroomer

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Clinkunbroomer was shot and killed in an unprovoked ambush at the intersection of Sierra Highway and Avenue Q just outside of the Palmdale Sheriff's Station at about 6:00 p.m.

Deputy Clinkunbroomer was stopped at a red light when another car pulled alongside his patrol and an occupant opened fire, striking him in the head. A passerby located Deputy Clinkunbroomer in the vehicle moments later and alerted authorities. Deputy Clinkunbroomer was transported to Antelope Valley Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.

A suspect was arrested later after a several-hour stand-off.

Deputy Clinkunbroomer had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for eight years and was a third-generation member of the agency. He is survived by his fiancée, parents, and grandparents.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 4740

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender In custody


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RIP Clink, you will never be forgotten.


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