Police Officer Jeremy Henwood San Diego Police Department, California EoW: Sunday, August 7, 2011

Police Officer Jeremy Henwood | San Diego Police Department, CaliforniaSan Diego Police Department, California

Police Officer
Jeremy Henwood

San Diego Police Department, California
End of Watch: Sunday, August 7, 2011

Biographical Info

Age: 36
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Badge Number: 6378

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: August 6, 2011
Weapon Used: Shotgun
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Agency Contact Information

San Diego Police Department
1401 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 531-2000

Police Officer Jeremy Henwood was shot and fatally wounded while stopped at a traffic light. While Officer Henwood waited at the red light near University Avenue at 45th Street, a vehicle pulled up along his driver side. A suspect in the passenger side of the other vehicle opened fire with a shotgun, wounding Officer Henwood. A citizen used Officer Henwood’s radio to report he had been shot.
The suspect vehicle was found in an apartment complex, and the suspect was reentering the vehicle as responding officers arrived. The suspect, who was linked to an earlier shooting, was shot and killed after he grabbed a shotgun.
Officer Henwood was transported to Scipps Mercy Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. He served three overseas tours as a United States Marine and was a four-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department.

Parents of a San Diego police officer killed in the line of duty visited with his colleagues at the Mid-City Division Sunday evening.

Officer Jeremy Henwood, 36, died Sunday at 1:42 a.m. from gunshot wounds he received while sitting in his patrol car in City Heights Saturday evening.

Henwood’s parents, brother and sister visited the officer’s locker that has been covered with messages from his co-workers. They also met with some of the Good Samaritans who rushed to Henwood’s aid in the moments after he was shot.

San Diego police investigators said Dejon Marquee White, 26,  pulled a black Audi alongside Henwood’s vehicle Saturday evening and shot the officer with a shotgun in what they believe was an unprovoked attack.

White was killed by police within minutes of Henwood’s shooting.

Abrar Adam, who owns the store Green Valley at 45th and University heard the shotgun and stepped outside his store. He saw two women helping Henwood. One was giving the officer CPR and while the other used the police radio to call for help.

San Diego’s Mid-City division has received an outpouring of support from the community of City Heights in the hours after the shooting. There are flowers at the door of the police station and officers say they have received food from caring residents over the last two days.

Using a memorial page posted online, friends, squad members and fellow Marines remembered Henwood, a man who spent years in the U.S. Marine Corps and San Diego Police Department.

“You are a true hero who not only served this country, but served this City,” wrote Kris Walb with the SDPD.

“I am fortunate to have known you and to have had you on my squad,” posted Sgt. William Carter. “Your parents should be very proud to have raised such a fine son. ”

Henwood, who served with SDPD for four years, was assigned to the Mid-City Division. He was also a Captain in the United States Marine Corps Reserves who recently returned from deployment.

Word of Henwood’s death spread quickly among those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan with him.

“It seems like yesterday that we were back in Iraq,” Capt. Stacy Barnes posted on Officer Down Memorial Page.

“Semper Fi Jeremy! You will be missed,” wrote LtCol Matt McGarvey. “The next I see you we can go for a run like I promised the last time I saw you.”

Henwood is from Texas and his family traveled to San Diego, arriving hours after he was shot. He is survived by his mother Beverly, brother Robbie and sister Emily of San Antonion, Texas.

Officials said the department is working on funeral arrangements for Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. at The Rock Church. Details for the service have not been finalized.

This is the third death for the SDPD in one month. Detective Donna Williams was killed in an attack July 18 at her Rancho Penasquitos home. Officer David Hall was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the backyard of his Linda Vista home on Aug. 1.

Executive Assistant Chief David Ramirez said the police department is coping with the tragedy and staying together as a family.

Anyone who would like to donate to officer Henwood’s memorial fund can mail a check to the San Diego Police Officer Association at:

Officer Jeremy Henwood Family Trust
c/o San Diego Police Officers Association
8388 Vickers Street, San Diego, CA 92111






Video: Slain cop’s touching final act

Officer Jeremy Henwood bought a boy cookies from McDonald’s the last time he was seen alive

By PoliceOne Staff

SAN DIEGO — Police have released a McDonald’s security camera video that shows an officer’s final good deed shortly before he was fatally shot while sitting inside his patrol car.

Officer Jeremy Henwood was killed in an unprovoked attack just six blocks from the McDonald’s, making it the last place he would have been seen alive, according to NBC San Diego.

In the video, Henwood is seen purchasing cookies for a 13-year-old young man who had approached him and asked him questions about his job — a small but generous act that speaks to the character of the fallen hero.




2 Responses to “Police Officer Jeremy Henwood San Diego Police Department, California EoW: Sunday, August 7, 2011”

  1. 1 Ken August 19, 2011 at 18:48

    Jeremy you are a true Marine and a fellow soldier who has sacrificed all you had for the greater good of all people throughout the world and for freedom here in the United States. Your action have proven that you are a man of honor…… you will never be forgotten

    Ken W.
    U.S Army Special Operations

  2. 2 Patrick John McIntyre September 13, 2012 at 19:11

    I’m a Sergeant with the 12th Marine Corps District. I’m the Colors Sergeant and we will be holding a ceremony for you tomorrow because tomorrow would’ve been your birthday. I’m sorry we never met but it is an honor to conduct the ceremony for someone who served his country as a Marine and his community as a Police Officer.

    Semper Fidelis,
    Sergeant McIntyre

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