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.

    (10) 12 Total Votes - 11 up - 1 down
  2. Pelican1 says:

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

    (6) 8 Total Votes - 7 up - 1 down
  3. zaphod says:

    suicide is more than twice as common as homicide nowadays.

    (4) 8 Total Votes - 6 up - 2 down
  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.

    (-2) 12 Total Votes - 5 up - 7 down

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