On October 23, 2019, Sheriff Deputy Brian Ishmael, 37, was shot and killed in the early morning while responding to a call in the city of Somerset. The call involved theft from a marijuana garden at a private residence. Sheriff Deputy Ishmael immediately came under fire and was shot and killed. Another deputy, who was off duty, was injured during the shooting as well. Two men were detained and placed in custody, one of which was shot and taken to the hospital.
A procession, in honor of Sheriff Deputy Ishmael, was held shortly after.
Sheriff Deputy Ishmael was a 4-year veteran with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and previously worked for the Placerville Police Department. He worked and lived in the community that he loved to serve.
Sheriff Deputy Ishmael is survived by his wife and three children. He was a loving husband and father who was devoted to his wife and kids. He was a beloved presence who was known for his kindness and positivity. Sheriff Deputy Ishmael will be missed by everyone.
Sheriff Deputy Ishmael will remain in the thoughts and prayers of our community as we mourn this heartbreaking loss.
Donations can also be sent to:
Deputy Brian Ishmael Memorial Fund
PO Box 276507
Sacramento, CA 95827