Update on services for detective, route, where to watch, how to donate

Detective Bill Brewer

Detective Bill Brewer, 42, a Clermont County deputy sheriff, lost his life in the line of duty on Feb. 2.

Here is the latest information we have:

Services: Family and friends are invited to a public visitation from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Mount Carmel Christian Church, 4110 Bach Buxton Road, Batavia, OH 45103, under the direction of E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Amelia.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Interment will follow at Pierce Township Cemetery.

E.C. Nurre Funeral Home link 

Visitation parking: Primary parking will be available at West Clermont High School 4-8 p.m. Thursday. Parking WILL NOT be available at West Clermont Middle School because of parent/teacher conferences.

Overflow parking is available at Pierce Point Cinema 10 (1255 Ohio Pike). Clermont Transportation Connection will run shuttles between the theater parking lot and the church, starting at 4 p.m.

Where to view funeral: Crossroads East Side, next to Jungle Jim’s, is opening its auditorium Friday so that the public can view Detective Brewer’s services. The church will open its doors at 9 a.m. Friday, with screening expected to start at 11 a.m.

The auditorium and performing arts center at West Clermont High School and Middle School have been reserved for law enforcement officers and first responders. The public SHOULD NOT go there.

From home or office: WKRC Local 12, WLWT Channel 5, WXIX Fox 19, and  WCPO Channel 9 will provide live broadcast coverage and streaming coverage of the funeral service. The Cincinnati Enquirer will provide live streaming coverage.

Clermont Public Library: All 10 library branches will live stream the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8. The public is welcome.

Processional route:

Leaving from the church
Left onto Bach-Buxton
Left onto Clough
Left onto Main Street in Batavia
Merge onto West 32
Merge onto South I-275
Exit onto Beechmont Avenue (SR 125)
Right onto Merwin Ten Mile
Right onto Locust Corner Road
Enter into cemetery where transfer from the hearse to the horse-drawn caisson will take place; caisson will proceed to the grave.

Note: The American Legion is asking people to line the processional route with American flags.

Where to donate: The Bill Brewer Memorial Fund, to help Detective Brewer’s family, has been set up at Park National Bank. Individuals may drop off donations at any Park National branch or can mail a check to Bill Brewer Memorial Fund, Park National Bank, 1187 Ohio Pike, Amelia OH 45102.

Many county offices will be closed Friday. Read more here.