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Funeral Services for Deputy Ryan Zirkle #1784

On March 15, 2018, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office suffered a tragic and sudden loss.  Deputy Ryan Zirkle, a 2 1/2-year veteran of our department.

Deputy Zirkle was responding to a 911 call when he was involved in a single vehicle accident.  Despite the absolute best efforts of the Marin County Fire Department and his shift partners, Deputy Zirkle did not survive the injuries he sustained in the accident.

Deputy Zirkle’s passing has left a tremendous void in our department and the community. Deputy Zirkle was passionate about helping the communities of Marin County, the county in which he was raised. 

Deputy Zirkle will be remembered as an amazing son, brother, fiancé, partner, and member of the community.  His trademark smile will be ingrained in our memories forever.

Deputy Zirkle is survived by his parents, two brothers and his fiancée.

The public service for Deputy Ryan Zirkle has been announced:

When: Friday 3/23/18 11AM

Where: Marin Center 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA.

For the most up to date information regarding the Funeral Services for Deputy Zirkle, please refer to our website which will be updated as new information becomes available:      

Immediately following the service, the Marin County Deputy Sheriff’s Association invites all attendees to a hosted reception.  

For those wishing to make a donation are asked to go to the Marin County Deputy Sheriff’s Association website:  

Honor Guard: Attendees are encouraged to contact Lieutenant Jeff Edwards:

Out of state agencies: Attendees are encouraged to contact Deputy Justin Swift: or (916) 213-4736  

Motor units: Attendees are encouraged to contact Sergeant Michael Dobbins:

A live feed of the service will be available through a link which will be posted on our website this week. No media cameras will be allowed in the Marin Center for the service. Otherwise, media is welcome to attend the ceremony and a media staging area will be available. Filming will we allowed and encouraged outside the Marin Center.  

Brenton Schneider, Sergeant

Cell: (628) 888-9398