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LASD Palmdale Deputy Shot and Killed; Suspect Remains At Large

PALMDALE, CA, September 17, 2023 – Tragedy struck the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Palmdale station on the night of September 17 when Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer was fatally shot while inside his patrol vehicle.

Deputy Clinkunbroomer, 30, had been an esteemed member of the LASD for eight years. The devastating event comes just days after Deputy Clinkunbroomer celebrated his engagement, amplifying the tragedy of his untimely passing. The diligent officer was known for his dedication to service and was revered by his colleagues and the community.

The suspect, whose identity remains unknown, is currently at large, prompting an urgent appeal for public assistance in the manhunt. Sheriff Robert Luna addressed the community, emphasizing the gravity of the act and the significant threat the suspect poses to public safety.

Luna implored, “We really need your help. We need to get this guy off the street – guy or guys. He’s a public safety threat. He ambushed and killed – murdered – one of our deputies. We need your help to get him off the street.”

The law enforcement agency is urging anyone with information that could potentially lead to the suspect’s apprehension to come forward. The community is advised to remain cautious and report any suspicious activity to the authorities as the perpetrator is considered armed and highly dangerous.

As the search continues, the LASD and the broader community mourn the loss of Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, a brave individual who dedicated his life to protecting others. The investigation is ongoing, and updates will follow as more information becomes available.

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