THE STAFF OF THE SHERIFFS’ RELIEF ASSOCIATION IS SADDENED TO ANNOUNCE THE TRAGIC PASSING OF ACTIVE DEPUTY RYAN M. CLINKUNBROOMER. HE WAS BRUTALLY MURDERED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2023, WHILE ON DUTY.
DEPUTY CLINKUNBROOMER JOINED THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ON MARCH 9, 2015. HE WAS WORKING AT PALMDALE STATION AT THE TIME OF HIS MURDER.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4
TIME AND LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2023 AT 0930 HOURS
CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF ANGELS
555 W. TEMPLE ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
INTERMENT IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING
FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK
1712 S. GLENDALE AVE
GLENDALE, CA 91205
CONDOLENCES CAN BE SENT TO THE CLINKUNBROOMER FAMILY VIA USPS:
CONTACT SHERIFFS’ RELIEF FOR MORE INFORMATION
From Sheriff Luna (Sunday September 17, 2023):
With profound sorrow and a heavy heart, I address the heartbreaking loss of Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer. From everything we know about Ryan, people absolutely loved and adored him. He was not just one of our Deputy Sheriff’s. He was a third-generation deputy. Deputy Clinkunbroomer continued the legacy of service within his family, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather by dedicating himself to serving the community and the Department. He was a devoted family member and a cherished community member. Ryan was defined by his service and the vibrant passions he nurtured outside of duty. He was an unwavering Miami Dolphins fan and often debriefed their games in spirited fashion. His generosity was unparalleled; he was the kind of person who would give you the shirt off his back if needed, but above all, his love for his fiancée Brittney, was unmatched. Their bond was a testament to the depth of love and commitment they shared, a beacon of hope and affection for all who knew them. His tragic passing serves as a somber reminder of the challenges our law enforcement family has faced over recent months. Each loss reverberates throughout our Department, evoking feelings of grief, sorrow, and a myriad of emotions that are unique to everyone.
The challenges have been relentless and have weighed heavily on our collective spirit. However, during such challenging junctures, it is paramount that we recognize the depth of the hardships we confront and continuously extend our hands in support, both in professional settings and personal moments. We are fostering an environment that encourages transparent dialogues about our emotional well-being. To those grappling with this loss, please know that you are never alone in your pain. The Department remains steadfast in its commitment to every member’s mental and emotional well-being.
We urge you to make use of the resources available:
- 24-Hour National Suicide and Crisis Hotline: Dial 988
- COPLINE 24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-COPLINE www.copline.org
Let’s unite in strength, stand by one another, and navigate these tumultuous times together.
Sheriff Robert Luna