In the Line of Duty
We shall never forget the many men and women who have given their lives in the line of duty throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties.
San Diego Police Officer Killed in Unprovoked Shooting
Early Sunday morning, August 7, 2011, San Diego Police Officer Jeremy Henwood died from gunshot wounds suffered in an incident that unfolded the previous evening.
The incident started at approximately 5:22 p.m., Saturday, August 6, when a man was shot in the face with a shotgun in the parking lot of an In-N-Out restaurant on N. Magnolia Avenue in El Cajon. A motive for that shooting has not been disclosed; the victim is expected to survive.
Moments later, the same gunman allegedly pulled beside Officer Henwood’s patrol car at a stop sign in a City Heights neighborhood and shot him “absolutely unprovoked,” according to Capt. Jim Collins of the San Diego department’s homicide squad.
As Officer Henwood was rushed to a hospital emergency room, dozens of officers from several departments, responding to the radio call of “officer down,” located the suspected gunman outside an apartment building. When he reached for a shotgun, several officers opened fire, killing him, Collins said. White was pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m. by paramedics on scene.
Officer Henwood (36) a four-year veteran of the police department currently assigned to the Mid-City Division, was also a Captain in the United Marine Corps Reserves who recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan. Henwood passed away at Scripps Mercy Hospital at 1:42 a.m., Sunday, August 7. He is survived by his parents, a brother, and sister. His family, who traveled to San Diego from Texas, made the courageous decision to donate his organs for transplant – Officer Henwood’s final act of heroism.
Donations to Officer Henwood’s memorial fund can be made as follows:
Officer Jeremy Henwood Family Trust
c/o San Diego Police Officers Association
8388 Vickers Street
San Diego, CA 92111