Deputy Andrew Kriss
End of Watch: May 25, 1864
Deputy Kriss was shot and killed by horse thieves. The suspects were never apprehended.
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.
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.
Deputy Donn G. Witt
End of Watch: September 25, 1983
Deputy Witt died from Hepatitis he contracted from a prisoner.
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.
Deputy Theodore L. Beckmann Jr.
End of Watch: February 8, 1989
Deputy Beckmann was killed after his patrol car was struck during an accident.
Deputy Patrick Steven Coyle
End of Watch: February 16, 1997
Deputy Coyle succumbed to injuries from an ASTREA helicopter crash.
Deputy Ken Collier
End of Watch: February 28, 2010
Deputy Collier was critically injured in a rollover while pursuing a wrong way drunk driver.
The Deputy Sheriff's Foundation, the DSA's charitable arm, 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. Learn more about our scholarship program here.