PIERCE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Many local departments are taking to social media to offer up prayers for Det. Bill Brewer, who was shot and killed in Pierce Township Saturday night and Lt. Nick DeRose, who was injured in the same incident.
Senseless tragedy took the life of one of our blue family members. Our thoughts and prayers are with Clermont County. pic.twitter.com/crjGuFe71b
— Richard K. Jones (@butlersheriff) February 3, 2019
Prayers tonight for active situation involving Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and Pierce Twp. Pd officers near Cincy... https://t.co/WgY5mYOdYV
— Chief Jim Gilbert (@CHIEFGILBERT1) February 3, 2019
— Greater Cincinnati Police & Fire Chaplain Services (@GCchaplains) February 3, 2019
The men and women of the Colerain Fire Department send our prayers and thoughts to our brothers and sisters in blue from@ClermontSheriff as they deal with the death of one officer and the wounding of another pic.twitter.com/udVe8G5YZZ
— Colerain Twp. Fire (@Colerain_Fire) February 3, 2019
— Chief R. Muterspaw (@chiefmuterspaw) February 3, 2019
We extend our deepest condolences & support to the men & women of the Clermont County Sheriff's Office. Please pray for the families affected & all of the law enforcement officers grieving during this time.
— Loveland-Symmes FD (@LovelandSymmes) February 3, 2019
The LPD family sends our love, thoughts, and prayers to the Clermont County Sheriff's Office and all the families surrounding this terrible tragedy. pic.twitter.com/vTPwEsbXEw
— LPD (@LovelandPolice) February 3, 2019
Local political figures gave their condolences as well.
Our hearts are with our neighbors in Clermont County and we grieve with you today. Please join me in praying for the family of Det. Bill Brewer, a 20-year police veteran and law enforcement everywhere who risk their lives everyday.
— John Cranley (@JohnCranley) February 3, 2019
The Clermont County Sheriff's Office identified Wade Edward Winn, 23, as a suspect in Det. Brewer's death.