Tyler Loup

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Service Record

Agency San Bernardino County California Sheriff's Department
Rank Deputy
Dates of Service Hired approximately 2016.[1]
Salary $169,988 (2021)[2]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2019 Shooting of Christopher Bowers

On January 19, 2019, Bowers reportedly injured his live-in girlfriend and damaged her car. An arrest warrant was issued for Bowers.[1]

On January 23, 2019, Loup was assigned to locate Bowers and execute the warrant. Deputy Jonathan Walsh located Bowers, and Loup attempted to stop Bowers' vehicle. Bowers failed to stop, and led deputies on a vehicle pursuit through several cities at speeds up to 96 mph. Bowers pointed a gun at deputies during the pursuit, and called 911 to declare that he would shoot his passenger unless the deputies called off the chase.[1]

After the deputies were able to stop Bowers' vehicle, he attempted to escape the approaching deputies by reversing his car and crashing into a patrol unit. Loup and deputies Danny Beare, Ty James, and Troy Verral shot Bowers. Deputies provided medical aid to Bowers, who survived his injuries.[1]

Audio of the incident was captured on several deputies' belt-worn audio recorders.[1]

On March 22, 2019, Bowers was charged with three counts of attempted murder, kidnapping, evading a police officer with wanton disregard for safety, and false imprisonment, all felonies.[1]

Response Timeline

On September 30, 2020, the District Attorney determined that the shooting was "justifiable in self-defense and the defense of others" and declined to press charges against the deputies.[1]

2019 Arrest of Steven Basulto

On July 2, 2019, Loup was flagged down by people at a pool and informed that Basulto was attempting to touch children inappropriately. Loup claimed that Basulto was "acting erratically" and became "physically combative" when Loup tried to arrest him. Basulto bit Loup on the hand.[3][4]

Basulto was charged with suspicion of annoying or molesting a child under 18 years of age and resisting an executive officer.[3]

2019 Arrest of Tommy Franks Jr.

Response Timeline

On November 18, 2020, Franks sued the County, Loup, and other unnamed parties for retaliation, use of excessive force, unlawful arrest, and unreasonable seizure, in violations of his First and Fourth Amendment rights.[5]

On January 30, 2023, a jury trail began.

On February 1, 2023, a federal jury found that Loup had detained Franks for an unreasonably long time, lacked probable cause to arrest Franks, used excessive force, retaliated against Franks' exercise of his First Amendment rights, and maliciously violated Franks' First and Fourth Amendment rights, and awarded Franks at least $375,000.[6]

On February 7, 2023, county supervisors voted to pay $500,000 to settle the lawsuit.[6]

LEO Ratings


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Non-Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, 2019-01-23
  2. Tyler Loup, Deputy Sheriff Hr Shift, San Bernardino County, govSalaries
  3. 3.0 3.1 Martin Estacio, Deputy injured while arresting man, Daily Press, 2019-07-03
  4. Press Release, San Bernardino Sheriff's Department, 2019-07-02
  5. Tommy Mark Franks Jr. vs. County of San Bernardino et al, U.S. District Court, 2020-11-18
  6. 6.0 6.1 Tony Saavedra, Truck driver gets $500,000 for wrongful arrest by San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies, Press Enterprise, 2023-02-07