In honor of the life and service of Clermont County Detective Bill Brewer, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has ordered that all U.S. and Ohio flags at public buildings and grounds in Clermont County and at the Ohio Statehouse be flown at half-staff.

Detective Brewer was killed in the line of duty this weekend during a standoff in Pierce Township at the Royal Oaks Apartments. Detective Brewer and Lt. Nick DeRose were shot by a male who had barricaded himself in his apartment and was threatening to kill himself. Detective Brewer, a 20-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was transported to Anderson Mercy Hospital, where he later died as a result of the gunshot wounds he sustained.

Brewer leaves behind a wife and 5-year-old son.

Lt. Nick DeRose, a 22-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and was later released.

DeWine’s order is effective now until sunset on the date of Officer Brewer’s interment.

The visitation and funeral arrangements have been set for Brewer. According to EC Nurre Funeral home visitation will be 4 PM to 8 PM on Thursday, February 7th at Mt. Carmel Christian Church on Bach-Buxton Road. The funeral is scheduled for 11 AM on Friday February 8th 2019 at the same location.

Obituary for William Lee Brewer Jr.

William Lee Brewer Jr., 42, of Pierce Township, passed away in the line of duty on Saturday, February 2, 2019. He was born January 14, 1977 in Cincinnati, son of William Sr. and Angie Brewer. He was married to Jamie Hensley Brewer for 13 years, who survives.

Bill was a 20-year veteran with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. He’s a 1996 graduate of Williamsburg High School where he was in the sports Hall of Fame.  Bill was also an avid UC Bearcat Fan.

In addition to his loving wife and parents, he is survived by his beloved son, Braxton Brewer; brother, Michael Brewer; parents-in-law, James and Mary Noll and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to a public visitation from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Mt. Carmel Christian Church, 4110 Bach Buxton Rd, Batavia, OH 45103 under the direction of E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Amelia.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday at the Church. Interment will follow at Pierce Township Cemetery.  Procession details will be released at a later time.

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