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Funeral services set for Clermont County deputy who died in the line of duty

Det. Bill Brewer
Posted at 3:10 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 10:21:35-05

BATAVIA, Ohio — A public visitation for Detective Bill Brewer is scheduled for Thursday. The 20-year veteran of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office was fatally wounded during a standoff in Pierce Township on Feb. 2.

The visitation is from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Mt. Carmel Christian Church at 4110 Bach Buxton Rd. Brewer’s funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. He will be buried at the Pierce Township Cemetery on Locust Corner Road.

A procession will leave the church around noon. The procession will travel:

• Left onto Bach Buxton
• Left onto Clough Pike
• Left onto Main St. Batavia (CJFED Ladder trucks will be on Main Street)
• Enter West on SR 32
• South on I-275 (UTFD ladder trucks on the overpass at Wilfert Drive)
• Exit onto eastbound OH-125
• South onto Merwin 10 Mile Rd
• West onto Locust Corner Rd. (Locust Corner Rd. will be shut down from 1300-1700 for parking)

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Details of the services were released Monday by E.C. Nurre Funeral Homes. Residents wishing to pay tribute to the fallen deputy can sign an online tribute wall on the funeral home’s obituary page by clicking here.

Brewer graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1996, according to his obituary. He is survived by his wife of 13 years and his 5-year-old son.

Lt. Nick DeRose was also wounded in the standoff Saturday. He was treated and released from University of Cincinnati Medical Center.