The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Station held a fundraiser in memory of fallen Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, who tragically lost his life while serving the Palmdale community. The cookout took place in the back parking lot inside the WeHo Sheriff’s station located at 780 N San Vicente Boulevard.
“We had a great lunch and enjoyed each other’s company while remembering the life and service of Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer,” read a post on the LASD WeHo social media platforms.
The event ran from 11am until the burgers ran out in the later afternoon. For a $10 donation, attendees received a burger, hotdog, chips and a drink. The money raised will go to support the family and help with funeral expenses.
The barbecue was mostly for local law enforcement organizations and first responders. West Hollywood Sheriff’s Sergeant Jason Duron tells WEHO TIMES, members from the Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 7 and Station 8 in West Hollywood attended the barbecue. Members from LAPD and Beverly Hills PD showed up in support of the fundraising effort.
Staff from West Hollywood code enforcement also showed up to the cookout.
Sergeant Duron added that two local West Hollywood businesses, Micky’s WeHo nightclub and Voda Spa, both made check donations to the fundraiser.
Sergeant Bowes was the man behind the grill seasoning burger patties and grilling them to order. He brought his grill from home for the fundraiser.
Deputy Clinkunbroomer, a 30-year-old field training officer, was fatally shot while in his patrol vehicle in what authorities described as an ambush in Palmdale on Sunday, September 17, 2023.
Sheriff Robert Luna described Clinkunbroomer as an eight-year veteran of the department who had been with the Palmdale station since July 2018 and had been working as a field training officer for the past year and a half.
“Not just anybody becomes a field training officer, it’s usually the best of the best,” said Luna.
Clinkunbroomer came from a law enforcement family. His grandfather and father both had worked for the L.A. sheriff’s department. He had just celebrated his engagement about four days before he was killed.
Twenty-year-old Kevin Salazar was arrested and charged with Clinkunbroomer’s murder. If convicted he’ll face life in prison without the possibility of parole. Salazar’s attorney has entered a plea of not guilty and a dual plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.
Clinkunbroomer’s funeral service is this Thursday at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Downtown Los Angeles. Sergeant Duron says deputies from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station will attend the service in support of his family and the station’s partners in Palmdale.
To join the WeHo Sheriff’s fundraising efforts in support of Clinkunbroomer’s family, click on the Venmo QR code below and write “Clinkunbroomer” in the description line.