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People line roads to honor slain deputy during police procession to funeral home

Posted at 3:36 PM, Feb 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-03 16:57:21-05

CINCINNATI — People saluted, put their hands over their hearts and displayed the flag in honor of Clermont County Det. Bill Brewer on Sunday.

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Spectators dotted roads from Hamilton County to Clermont County as police motorcycles and cruisers led a procession carrying the slain deputy’s body from the Hamilton County Morgue to Nurre Funeral Home on Ohio 125.

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Brewer, a 20-year veteran of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office with a wife and 5-year-old son, was shot to death in a 12-hour standoff at a Pierce Township apartment complex Saturday night.

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A fellow deputy, Lt. Nick DeRose, a 22-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was wounded. DeRose was treated and released from University of Cincinnati Medical Center.