SLO parking lot jumper identified

July 21, 2013

slo parkThe San Luis Obispo County Coroner has identified the man who jumped to his death from the top of a San Luis Obispo parking structure Thursday as 26-year-old Brian Joseph Lawler.

Lawler jumped off the city parking garage at the corner of Morro and Palm streets around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Emergency responders transported him to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Lawler was a San Luis Obispo native and an award-winning collegiate diver at Boston University and UC Berkeley. Lawler was also a member of the 2002 U.S. Diving Junior World Team.




  1. SLOBIRD says:

    Condolences to the Lawler family. Peace to you and Brian during this difficult time.

  2. Pelican1 says:

    Once again, the rain has hung the leaves with tears….RIP

  3. zaphod says:

    suicide is more than twice as common as homicide nowadays.

  4. slowtime says:

    Poor soul may have been high (or low) to do such a thing knowing now that he was a diver. Sad, Sad times.

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