UPDATE: Thousands pay final respects to fallen Ohio deputy

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BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) - UPDATE: 02/09/19

On Friday, an Ohio community remembered a hometown hero killed during a standoff.

Members of the Batavia community lined up outside of the Mount Carmel Christian Church Friday afternoon.

They stood and watched a procession carrying the body of Deputy Bill Brewer to the Pierce Township Cemetery.

The funeral for the 20-year veteran of the Clermont County Sheriff's Office was held at the church earlier on Friday.

Brewer was shot and killed in a standoff in Pierce Township on February 2nd.

He is survived by his wife and five-year-old son.


UPDATE: 02/05/19

A judge has set a $10 million bond for a man accused of fatally shooting one sheriff's deputy and wounding another during a 12-hour standoff in Ohio.

A Clermont County Municipal Court judge set bond Monday for Wade Edward Winn, 23. He was in court on charges of aggravated murder and attempted aggravated murder in the weekend shooting in Pierce Township, east of Cincinnati.

Authorities said detective Bill Brewer died from his wounds. The other deputy was treated and released.

Prosecutors said on Monday that Winn had faked killing himself and the two deputies were shot when they tried to enter the apartment to help him. Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty.

Winn's attorney said he has been under psychiatric care in the past and confirmed Monday that Winn broadcast parts of the standoff live to his followers on Instagram.

His attorney said he thinks video indicates Winn "was trying to get help because he truly thought he was being threatened."

His attorney also said Winn has expressed remorse and that he doesn't think Winn "fully appreciates exactly what happened or how it happened."


ORIGINAL STORY: 02/03/19

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said Clermont County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Brewer was shot and killed following a standoff with a burglary suspect that also injured a second deputy.

Yost said Brewer was a twenty-year veteran. He’s survived by a wife and five-year-old son.

"This Officer’s valor is now recorded for all time, written in blood," Yost said.

"We mourn, and we will remember."

The suspect also shot Lieutenant Nick DeRose. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

That suspect is in police custody..

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office said the standoff happened at the Royal Oak Apartments.

The sheriff’s office confirmed the suspect was taken into custody at 6:35 a.m.

At 7 a.m. Sunday, fire was reported at the building. Officials say it broke out as a result of the standoff.



 
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