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Brandon S. Jebens, age 47, passed away peacefully on Jan. 6, 2020, at his home in Santa Maria, after a courageous 14 month battle with brain cancer.
Brandon was a beloved husband and a proud father, as well as a loyal friend. Although he started his life in California, he moved as a young child to Kauai, Hawaii, where he lived until his education brought him back to California to achieve a law degree.
Brandon was a career prosecutor with the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office. He joined the District Attorney’s Office in September 2006. Over his career, Brandon prosecuted some of the most significant cases within the office, including sexual assault, gang, and murder cases, to name a few.
Brandon was passionate about seeking justice for the most vulnerable victims in our community. His kind heart helped him connect with those victims suffering in their darkest hours. Brandon had a strong belief in fundamental fairness in our criminal justice system that formed his approach to every case and left him with a legacy of high ethical character and an example of professionalism.
Brandon was also a mentor to incoming prosecutors, who were inspired by not just his words but also his actions. Some of his most notable cases included multiple murder prosecutions, child-torture cases, and countless child sexual assault prosecutions. He was also a subject-matter expert in arson and child abduction cases, in which he facilitated the reunification of children with their parents.
In 2018 Brandon received the coveted H. Thomas Guerry Award and was promoted by District Attorney Joyce Dudley to the position of supervisor of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Lompoc Office. In so doing, DA Dudley talked about Brandon’s intelligence, high work ethic, compassion and zeal for seeking justice for all.
In his spare time, Brandon enjoyed surfing, biking, hiking, camping, Shaolin Kenpo, Seal Fit training, Crossfit, Spartan races, Hotshots races, mud runs, and benefit runs. He was an avid traveler and had a great love for the Pacific Islands.
Brandon was a fighter until the end. He was a go-getter and was never afraid of a challenge, so this is a time to rejoice in his accomplishments and successes and celebrate his love of life.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Adriana, and his two beautiful daughters, Alaska and Nova. He is also survived by his sister, Erin, and brother, Todd.
He will be terribly missed by all that knew and loved him.