Gov. Mike DeWine orders flags at half-staff to honor deputy killed in standoff

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered that flags be lowered at half staff at the Ohio Statehouse and Clermont County in honor of the service of Detective Bill Brewer until sunset the day of his interment.

Brewer was killed during a standoff in Clermont County when officers responded to St. Andrews Drive in Pierce Township at the On the Green Royal Oaks Apartments shortly before 7 p.m. on Saturday for the report of barricaded suicidal subject, police said. 

The suspect, Wade Edward Winn, 23, was taken into custody after firing rounds at officers during the standoff, police said.

Brewer left behind a wife and 5-year-old son, police said.

“Deputy Brewer gave his life attempting to help a person who was admittedly suicidal. This will forever change the atmosphere of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office” Sheriff Steve Leahy.

Lt. Nick DeRose, a 22-year-old veteran, was taken to University Hospital where he was treated and released.

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