Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Lonny Gene Brewer

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, December 5, 1987

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Lonny Gene Brewer

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Brewer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 20, 2019

Thank you sir for protecting the citizens of San Diego. It’s brave souls like you that contribute to the wellbeing of this great nation.
Unfortunately I was never able to meet you, but the brotherhood will carry on forever! This is something that will never fade as well with your memory.
Proud of our law enforcement.

Citizen from San Diego
Escondido Ca.

December 5, 2018

Deputy Sheriff Lonny Gene Brewer will never ever be forgotten. Thank you for your service and dedication. May your soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless your family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

March 25, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother. You are honored and remembered today the 30th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 5, 2017

LONNY, YOU ARE MISSED AND THOUGHT OF SO OFTEN. I DROVE US BOTH BACK AND FORTH TO THE ACADEMY FIVE DAYS A WEEK. YOU WERE MY BEST FRIEND THEN. I KNOW YOU'RE IN HEAVEN BECAUSE YOU WERE SUCH A GOOD PERSON AND YOU TRULY DIDN'T DESERVE TO DIE AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE. AS A RESULT OF MY WORK IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, I LOST MY DAUGHTER DURING A HOME INVASION. I THINK OF YOU BOTH AS LOOKING DOWN ON US AND HOPING THAT WE WILL ALL JOIN YOU SOMEDAY IN A PLACE WHERE WE WILL NEVER HAVE PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL PAIN AGAIN. I NEVER MET CATHY BUT I PRAY THAT SHE WILL ALWAYS HAVE HOPE TO REJOIN YOU SOMEDAY. UNTIL THEN..YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN..YOU GAVE IT ALL FOR US. NOA SCOTT

NOA SCOTT-RETIRED DEPUTY SHERIFF
SAN DIEGO SHERIFF'S DEPT.

February 18, 2017

It's been 19 years since we lost Lonny. Family and friend.
It seems like yesterday when we got the call about Lonny. It's like knowing exactly where you were when President Kennedy died.
Still in disbelief we remember our precious, sweet, gently cousin Lonny.
My husband can tell you quiet a few antics they pulled together growing up! Dare deviling stunts with their dirt bikes plowing over cliffs to name one of their favorite past times. Lonny and his brother Jay were my husbands closest cousins.
We will always think on these good times and family times.
Cathy, we're sorry we didn't get a chance to get to know you better! We knew you were special because Lonny picked you. I pray the Lord be with you everyday and night to be your comfort. God bless you. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

David and Victoria Coultas
First Cousins

December 19, 2016

Lonny you were our friend and co-worker. I remember you coming by our house to lift weights with Jody, both of you pushing to keep fit. Cathy, I worked with you at Las Colinas and competed with and against you in the California Police Olympics. Those were good times. I remember the day when Lonny became an angel. It all seemed surreal. He was killed in my home town. It seems like it was yesterday although it was 28 years ago. Cathy, I know you miss him and that ache and sorrow will never go away. Know that I will never forget either one of you. Every door I knock on reminds me of Lonny's sacrifice. I have been fortunate to continue working in Law Enforcement for 37+ years and owe my safety to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Never Forget!

Former SDSO Deputy, Jo Nelson

December 4, 2015

Thanks, Barbi....this is Lonny"s widow, Cathy. He had nothing but good things to say about you. Glad to hear that Lonny still lives in your heart. He was a very special man and is missed by many. After all these years my heart still has not healed from his loss. Best to you, Cathy Brewer

Deputy
Widow

November 5, 2014

I will always hold a special place in my heart for Lonny. He was my first love, high school sweetheart, and first husband. He and I shared so many special times together. They say your first love is special, and I know that it was for us. He was such a good friend and person. I know he is truly missed and will be always in our hearts. I also knew his best friend Gus Smith, and together we had a BLAST hanging out. Treasue your friends and loved ones always, as you never know when the good Lord is going to take them home.... :)

Barbi Marie Angelo
Lonny's first love

January 24, 2014

Sorry That I could not be there for you, I know that we had promise each other we would become Law Enforcement Officers, But something just did not work the way we had planned. I joined The military to get the proper training because I knew I would not be able to go to college. But I stayed in the Military 22 years to help out our country. And by not being family I missed the worst day of your life, I wish I could of been their at your funeral, to say my goodbye's, But believe me you are not forgotten

My Deepest Condolences to the Family Members, Of this Fallen but not forgotten Officer. My heart goes out to you all..

Gustav Smith
Retired Army

December 6, 2012

Lonnie in just a few days it will be 25 years since the day you gave everything in Escondido. I was working Santee that day. It is a day I will never forget. As your fellow Deputies in Santee were handling a crisis situation of our own we were aware of the events going on just a few miles up the road in Escondido. We prayed all of us would be safe and that each of us would come out ok. When we learned we had lost you, each of us died a little that day. Your loss was felt Department wide. You are not forgotten Lonnie. The pain of your loss is with each of us...even 25 years later. Look after us brother. We need all the angels we can get.

Deputy W.Courtright
San Diego Sheriff's Dept. (retired)

November 26, 2012

Lonny, you passed away the same day I was married, I will always remember your friendship, and never forget your sacrifice.

1980's Deputy
San Diego Sheriff's Office.

July 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Brewer. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 5, 2011

Lonny,

Even though we met only once, and spent only about an hour or two in each other's company, I mourn your passing. You will always be remembered here, and I see daily how you are mourned and remembered by your family. We miss you!

You served well, and with honor. Thank you for your sacrifice.

You will always be in our hearts!

R Loveall
Friend

September 3, 2011

R.I.P Deputy Brewer

from another brother in blue who shares the same name.

Officer Brewer
LAPD

May 16, 2011

Lonny it's been twenty three years since you were killed. Theres not a day that passes that I look at the stars and know yor still looking down on San Diego watching over everyone especially Cathy. Thanks for all the good memories. Rest in peace Lonny

police officer two
S.D.P.D.

November 3, 2010

STILL THINKING OF YOU, LONNIE. MISS YOUR SHY SMILE AND
GENTLE PRESENCE.
I KNOW YOU'RE IN A BETTER PLACE THAN WE. WE'LL ALL BE
TOGETHER SOME DAY AND LAUGH LIKE IN THE OLD DAYS.
UNTIL THEN, LOOK OVER US, LONNIE.
MAY OUR HEAVENLY FATHER LOOK OVER US ALL.
GLORIA

GLORIA J. HERNANDEZ
FORMER CO-WORKER, FRIEND

January 28, 2010

On the 21st anniversary of Deputy Brewer's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Deputy Brewer is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

December 5, 2008

It happened twenty years ago today. I remember it like it was just a couple days ago. I will always remember you and the tragic events of that day. Rest is peace Deputy.

Detective
Escondido PD

December 5, 2007

No fellow Southern California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Deputy Brewer, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

December 5, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 4, 2007

DEPUTY BREWER, IT'S BEEN NEARLY 20 YEARS SINCE YOU LEFT US. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, NOR WILL YOU EVER BE. A HERO IS NEVER FORGOTTEN. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

September 22, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 20, 2007

It seems like only yesterday when we were patroling the town of Poway! Your smile and your ready wit will never be forgotten.

Suzanne Hatcher, Retired Officer
San Diego County Sheriff's Dept

May 15, 2007

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