Services honor Deputy Sheriff William Brewer

Friday honored William Brewer, slain officer

Clermont County Sheriff’s Deputy William Lee Brewer Jr., 42, of Pierce Township, died in the line of duty on Saturday, February 2, 2019. He was shot answering a call from an armed and suicidal man. A second deputy sheriff, Lt. Nick DeRose, was shot in the ankle.

Deputy Brewer was born January 14, 1977, in Cincinnati, son of William Sr. and Angie Brewer. He was married to Jamie Hensley Brewer for 13 years, who survives him.

Deputy Brewer was a 20-year veteran with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. He is a 1996 graduate of Williamsburg High School, where he was in the sports Hall of Fame. He was an avid UC Bearcat Fan.

In addition to his loving wife and parents, he is survived by his beloved son, Braxton Brewer; brother, Michael Brewer; parents-in-law, James and Mary Noll; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends honored Deputy Brewer in services Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Mt. Carmel Christian Church. Interment is at Pierce Township Cemetery. A parade of law-enforcement officers, family, friends and members of the community accompanied the slain officer to the burial place.

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