Los Angeles, September 17, 2023 – Today, the entire Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs family is in deep mourning over the unprovoked execution of one of our own, Deputy Sheriff Ryan Clinkunbroomer, who was ruthlessly shot at close range while in his patrol car, stationed right in front of a police station, as he was protecting and serving the residents of Palmdale.
Deputy Sheriff Ryan Clinkunbroomer and his family are an integral part of the very essence of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, and this heart-wrenching murder cuts to the very core of our being. No words can adequately express the profound condemnation we feel for the cowards who committed this heinous act and the devastating havoc they have wreaked upon the Clinkunbroomer family, Southern California, our nation, and the dedicated men and women in law enforcement who tirelessly strive every day to protect the people of this county.
We all suffer immeasurable loss when cowardly acts of murder such as this are committed. We are left reeling from this incomprehensible tragedy. I assure you that every law enforcement officer in the region is focused on relentlessly pursuing these criminals until justice is served.
Deputy Clinkunbroomer, a third-generation Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff, followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, steadfastly dedicated to safeguarding the residents of Los Angeles County. Four days before his murder, Ryan got engaged to be married. At just 30 years old, Deputy Sheriff Ryan Clinkunbroomer epitomized the spirit of his family’s three-generation commitment to serving the people of Los Angeles County.
Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer made the ultimate sacrifice while responding to the call of duty to safeguard our community. This devastating loss should remind everyone of our law enforcement officers’ unwavering dedication and selflessness, whether on or off duty. I request all Southern California residents’ collective thoughts and prayers as we support Deputy Clinkunbroomer’s grieving family.