Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer was killed on Saturday, September 16.
The shooting occurred while Deputy Clinkunbroomer sat at a red light near the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale station.
30-year-old LA County Sheriff's deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer was killed in the line of duty on Saturday.
Los Angeles Sheriff Robert Luna said it appears to have been a targeted shooting. pic.twitter.com/LmWkfrdyga
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Deputy Clinkunbroomer was found unconscious in his patrol car.
Responders took him to Antelope Valley Medical Center where he later died.
A released video shows a car pulling along side of the Deputy Clinkunbroomer.
The shots cannot be heard or seen on the video.
It appears that this was the shooter based on the time of the video.
BREAKING: LASD Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, a dedicated field training officer, was fatally shot in an ambush outside the Palmdale,California sheriff’s station. pic.twitter.com/JNKDxGud1I
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Sheriff Robert Luna gave an update while speaking from the Antelope Valley Medical Center.
The attack on Deputy Clinkunbroomer appears to be a targeted, ambush attack.
According to the Fraternal Order of Police, 83 law enforcement officers have been shot in ambush attacks.
That number doesn’t include ambush attacks where the officers were not shot in the attack.
Governor Gavin Newsom and acting governor Eleni Kounalakis released this statement:
“On behalf of all Californians, we mourn the horrific, unconscionable, and shocking loss of Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer — a third-generation law enforcement officer whose commitment to service and justice represented the best of the Golden State.
“Selflessly serving his community, Deputy Clinkunbroomer followed in the steps of his father and grandfather — entrenching a lasting legacy that forever stands tall.
“In this time of mourning, we honor this legacy and send our deepest sympathies to Deputy Clinkunbroomer’s fiancée, his loved ones, and the men and women of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
“Deputy Clinkunbroomer’s devotion to community and country will never be forgotten.”
Another tragic loss of life by someone serving his community.
Please keep Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer and his family in your thoughts and prayers.