Hero Down: El Dorado County Deputy Brian Ishmael Murdered Wednesday Morning

El Dorado County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Ishmael was fatally shot while responding to a call for service in a rural area.

Somerset, CA – El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Ishmael was murdered in the line of duty on Wednesday morning as he responded to a call for service in South Lake Tahoe.

The incident occurred early on the morning of Oct. 23 as deputies were responding to a “call for service” in the area of Sand Ridge Road and Mt. Aukum Road, NBC News reported.

Deputy Ishmael, a four-year veteran of the sheriff’s department, had a citizen riding with him in the rural community southeast of Placerville when he responded to the call.

The sheriff’s department said that “an unknown number of people” opened fire on deputies and Deputy Ishmael was fatally struck, NBC News reported.

The sheriff’s department said that Deputy Ishmael’s citizen ride-along was wounded during the attack.

"It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce that we lost a deputy in the line of duty this morning,” said a post on the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office’s official Facebook page. “El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Ishmael was shot and killed after responding to a call for service in the area of Sand Ridge Road in Somerset, Ca. A ride-along was with Deputy Ishmael during the call and was injured during the shooting. Their condition is unknown at this time.”

Two suspects were taken into custody but the sheriff’s Facebook post said the “scene is still active.”

The suspects’ names have not yet been released.

Authorities are asking residents to shelter in place or avoid the area for the time being.

“We are stuck in our house because they are searching for other suspects. They have 2 in custody and Pg&e is turning the power off. This is down the street/road to our house Please pray for officer Ishmael, it’s a small town and pray for everyone’s safety,” @Jesus_porvida tweeted shortly after the deputy was shot.

It was unclear whether power was being turned off as part of the planned rolling blackouts throughout the state or whether the move had some tactical purpose.

Before joining the El Dorado Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Ishmael worked as an officer for the Placerville Police Department.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Ishmael, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Deputy Brian Ishmael, your life mattered.

Update: El Dorado County Sheriff John D'Agostini held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon and said that Deputy Ishmael's ridealong was an off-duty deputy from San Joaquin County. The deputies were responding to a report of a theft from a marijuana garden when the suspects opened fire on them. The off-duty deputy returned fire after Deputy Ishmael was hit, and was also shot, during the gun battle with the suspects. He is expected to recover.

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mindy1000
mindy1000

Fucking senseless. RIP.

Bobby1874
Bobby1874

B Hussein Obama's legacy the emboldened thugs and the war on cops...

Thank a Democrat and their complicit media for society's slide towards lawlessness

Buzz17
Buzz17

Was crying before I read this news. Now sobbing! Why??? Why all this senseless hatred & division??? Most of the fault is obama's! Why is he still a free man when he's responsible for so many murders & racial division in our beloved country??? RIP, Deputy Ishmael!! Keeping your fellow deputies, family, & friends in our prayers. Hang the murderers responsible & do it publicly so others with these kinds of thoughts can see what will happen to them, too!

strongteabag
strongteabag

I am so sorry for this Officers family and friends. My heart aches for them. I agree with others on here who thank Obama for this outrageous open hatred from the BAD PEOPLE who can attack the GOOD and get a pass..... This kind of hate and "in your face" ugliness is no longer going to be tolerated.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Meanwhile the government (in California) is engaged in its own war against Law Enforcement. The State has already been named the worst "quality of life" State in the nation. The glorification of thugs has got to stop.

Bogart.
Bogart.

Make the shooters accountable and not a political party. RIP Thank you for your service

Quasimodo
Quasimodo

Obama, feel guilty? "That which supports the cause is true. That which does not support the cause is false. Those who do not support the cause of the COLLECTIVE can not expect the protections of the State, indeed they must be exterminated!" ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau, grandfather of Communism and Fascism. "The ends justifies the means." The first I saw literally say this was Socialist, John Dewey, Woodrow Wilson's adviser and "father of American education." There is no remorse. Ideology supersedes life!

Danielle Davidson
Danielle Davidson

Ishmael and the other representative went to the home, and when they arrived, Ishmael was shot and killed. The other deputy returned shoot and was hit by a shot. He was taken to the hospitalwhere he underwent surgery and is expected to recover. Pay if you do my assignment uk

bryantrent
bryantrent

So sad

Gramercy
Gramercy

JESUS, OPEN THE DOORS TO HEAVEN FOR YOUR SERVANT BRIAN. MAY THOSE THAT SHORTENED THE YEARS OF HIS LIVING ON EARTH BE ALSO MADE TO PAY THE ULTIMATE PRICE! GOD BLESS THE BROTHERHOOD AND BRIAN'S FAMILY.

Coleman-57
Coleman-57

I was working out at a Planet Fitness facility in Stanislaus County when I saw the tragic news being reported on 3 of the televisions in the gym. I screamed out mentally, "Please, not again!" I was so sick in my stomach how so many brave men and women are literally being executed, and for what? I applaud them eternally for stepping up for public service, but in an environment, where politics is increasingly working against them, politically "handcuffing"them in too many instances, yet, they still getting involved in public service, go through the intense training as law enforcement officer personnel, and are willing to do what it takes to protect us citizens, serve our communities, I'm doing the best I can to keep crime at bay - The Thin Blue!! As a Black American, I already come from a Blue Family, with two nephews who were Sheriff Deputies with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. It continually breaks my heart that these men and women are being gunned down too quickly. I have already been to the memorial and funeral of a fallen officer already, who was Corporal Ronil Singh, a close and dear friend of mine. My heart goes out two deputy Brian Ishmael, and his dear wife, and three daughters. This madness against officers must stop! God bless them all!

ForestRon
ForestRon

Word is illegals protecting a grow site. Build the wall and send them all back. A great man lost his life due to illegals and a culture not like ours...

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Marked or unmarked unit?

KTCSon-shine
KTCSon-shine

Osama Hussein Obammy , the impostor filth who took up the White House for 8 long-suffering miserable years, was the start of killing our police officers. He is a Muslim swine who hates America and our way of life. Things are heating up now with Barr and Durham, and it’s all pointing to the top, Barack Hussein O, and the left has started lawyering up, and we know they ‘eat their own.’ It all starts at the top.

jimmyfboyd1234
jimmyfboyd1234

Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS for they shall be called SON'S of GOD. Matthew 5:9

Wish505
Wish505

This was a set up. Ambush of the Deputy hang the perps. RIP Brother.