July 21, 2024

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Clermont County Detective Bill Brewer was shot and killed Saturday evening following a stand off with a suspect in Pierce Township.

Brewer was a 20-year veteran of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and is survived by his wife and 5-year-old son.

“This Officer’s valor is now recorded for all time, written in blood,” Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said. “We mourn, and we will remember.”

The suspect also shot Lieutenant Nick DeRose who has been treated and released from a local hospital. That suspect is now in police custody.

Clermont County requested assistance from the Attorney General’s Office at 12:57 a.m. this morning. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s (BCI) crime scene unit and special investigations unit arrived shortly thereafter.