FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Diego Police Officers Association Mourns the Loss of Another Hero Killed in the Line of Duty
Donations to a trust fund for the fallen officer’s family can be made through the SDPOA Charity Fund.
San Diego, CA – Aug. 7, 2011 – The San Diego Police Officers Association, Inc. (SDPOA) is grief-stricken over the loss of Officer Jeremy Henwood, who was shot in the line of duty last night and passed away early this morning. He is the second San Diego Police Department officer killed in the line of duty in less than a year.
San Diego Police Officer Jeremy Henwood was shot in his patrol car by a suspect who had already shot a civilian victim earlier in the day. Officer Henwood was on patrol duty when the suspect pulled up next to him, fired a shotgun at him and drove off. A witness called for help from Officer Henwood’s radio. Responding emergency services transported Officer Henwood to a local hospital, where he later passed away. Officer Henwood had been with the San Diego Police Department for four years. He is survived by his parents.
“We are saddened by this senseless and cowardly act that has taken away a true hero,” said Brian R. Marvel, president of the San Diego Police Officers Association. “Having recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan, Officer Henwood was continuing to serve the community just as he had served his country – with honor and respect. He will be remembered for these qualities. As we all join together to mourn our fallen brother, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
Funeral service arrangements are pending. The San Diego Police Officers Association has established a trust fund for Officer Henwood’s family. Donations can be mailed to:
Officer Jeremy Henwood Family Trust
c/o San Diego Police Officers Association
8388 Vickers Street, San Diego, CA 92111
Checks can be made payable to the San Diego Police Officers Association (SDPOA). Please write “Officer Jeremy Henwood” in the memo line. Any donations (100%) will go directly to the family. The SDPOA is also accepting online donations through the following link: http://www.sdpoa.org/sdpoa-contactus.aspx
About the San Diego Police Officers Association
The San Diego Police Officers Association (SDPOA) is the only recognized bargaining unit for the over 1,800 members of the San Diego Police Department. The SDPOA was established in 1912 and incorporated in 1953 to assist San Diego police officers in issues related to wages, hours and working conditions. The SDPOA also aids members and their families in sickness, distress and death, and strives to improve social relations and welfare among the members. The San Diego Police Officers Association members include over 98% of the San Diego Police force and represent all ranks within the department, including the Chief of Police. Visit www.sdpoa.org.