Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, California
End of Watch Saturday, September 16, 2023
Deputy Sheriff Ryan Clinkunbroomer was shot and killed in an unprovoked ambush at the intersection of Sierra Highway and Avenue Q just outside of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at about 6:00 p.m.
Deputy Clinkunbroomer was stopped at a red light when another car pulled alongside his patrol and an occupant opened fire, striking him in the head. A passerby located Deputy Clinkunbroomer in the vehicle moments later and alerted authorities. Deputy Clinkunbroomer was transported to Antelope Valley Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.
A suspect was arrested later after a several-hour stand-off.
Deputy Clinkunbroomer had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for eight years and was a third-generation member of the agency. He is survived by his fiancée, parents, and grandparents.