By President Juan Viramontes, AOCDS
We are shocked and horrified by the senseless murder of a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy last night. Please join us in sending our thoughts and prayers to Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, his family, and his L.A. County Sheriff’s Department brothers and sisters.
AOCDS President Juan Viramontes has reached out to the president of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS), offering our condolences and assistance, and providing a financial donation.
We must track down the person or people responsible for this heinous attack on Deputy Clinkunbroomer and law enforcement, in general.
Please see the message below from Sheriff Robert Luna:
“I want to let to our community know Deputy Clinkunbroomer left his family tonight to serve our community. He laid everything on the line to serve us. He wore a uniform just like other @LASDHQ deputies wear, driving in a police car, and he was senselessly murdered tonight.
Deputy Clinkunbroomer was 30 years old and an eight-year veteran of the LASD. He served the Palmdale and Antelope Valley communities with absolute distinction. He transferred to Palmdale station in July 2018, and has been a field training officer for 1 1/2 years.
From everything I know about Ryan, people absolutely loved and adored him. He wasn’t just one of our Deputy Sheriffs. He was a third generation deputy. His father and grandfather served with us.
Service was running through his veins. He embodied the values of bravery, selflessness and was committed to justice. Our deputy was a devoted family member and a cherished community member. He was cowardly shot while working tirelessly to serve our community this evening.
Our hearts go out to his family. We cannot fully understand their pain, but we will stand with them in solidarity and support them during this difficult time. They deserve unwavering compassion, and we will do everything in our power to provide them with assistance and care.
We will use all of our resources to bring the suspects responsible for the murder of Deputy Clinkunbroomer to justice. Anybody who witnessed anything, especially in the area of Sierra Highway around 6 PM, please call Homicide at 323-890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800 222 tips.”
Please stay safe and be vigilant.