Line of Duty Memorial

Nine deputies have given their life in the line of duty since 1850

Andrew Kriss Deputy Andrew Kriss
End of Watch: May 25, 1864
Deputy Kriss was shot and killed by horse thieves. The suspects were never apprehended.
Will Ward


Deputy Will Ward
End of Watch: November 27, 1899
Deputy Ward succumbed to wounds sustained when he was beaten by a prisoner he was transporting to San Quentin on the Steamship Santa Rosa.
Thomas Fay
Deputy Thomas A. Fay
End of Watch: May 17, 1919

Deputy Fay was shot and killed while arresting a neighbor who had been arguing with his wife. The man went in to retrieve his hat and came out with a gun.

Donn Witt Deputy Donn G. Witt
End of Watch: September 25, 1983

Deputy Witt died from Hepatitis he contracted from a prisoner.
Kelly Ann Bazer

Deputy Kelly Ann Bazer
End of Watch: January 13, 1986
Deputy Bazer was in the beginning of her training at the academy when shot and killed during a robbery attempt on her way home.

Deputy Lonny Gene Brewer
End of Watch: December 5, 1987

Deputy Brewer was shot and killed by a suspect who was barricaded in his home after firing shots into his neighborhood. 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. The suspect was later shot and killed by SWAT team members.

Ted Beckmann Deputy Theodore L. Beckmann Jr.
End of Watch: February 8, 1989

Deputy Beckmann was killed after his patrol car was struck during an accident.
Pat Coyle Deputy Patrick Steven Coyle
End of Watch: February 16, 1997

Deputy Coyle succumbed to injuries from an ASTREA helicopter crash.
image Deputy Ken Collier
End of Watch: February 28, 2010

Deputy Collier was critically injured in a rollover while pursuing a wrong way drunk driver.
View the CPOMF program featuring Deputy Collier

The Deputy Sheriff's Foundation awards nine scholarships in the names of our fallen deputies. Children of DSA members are eligible to apply for the Line of Duty scholarships each spring.'

Dinner Dance

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Join us at the annual DSA Member Dinner Dance on March 3 in Downtown San Diego.

Dec ‘17

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already reached the end of the year and the holidays are in full swing. With the kids out of school and family arriving for holiday visits, this is a perfect time to reconnect with some old friends to share a few stories and lies. Don’t forget about our partners who will be working through the holidays and will not be with their families. Some of us remember many years of holidays full of B shifts and night shifts that came and went with the holidays. However you celebrate these holidays, we wish you safe travels, some relaxation, and good times.

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