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.


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

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

suicide is more than twice as common as homicide nowadays.

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