San Diego police officer Jeremy Henwood was fatally shot in City Heights on Saturday by 23-year-old Dejon White. The active Marine Corps reservist served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Slain SDPD officer Jeremy Henwood was buried Thursday in San Antonio, where his family lives and where he grew up.
Henwood died August 6 in City Heights after being shot in his patrol car. His family was joined by thousands of uniformed officers and citizens at his memorial service on August 12.
"I think it goes without saying that Jeremy was a great man and a hero to our country," said Henwood's sister Emily at the memorial service. "Although his death is tragic I am extremely proud of the legacy that he will leave."
Family and friends remember Henwood for his generous and selfless attitude. Just moments before his death, he was seen on surveillance camera buying a snack for a young boy at a McDonalds. He also served as a combat Marine in two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. Two individuals received his organs after he died.
Henwood is now buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. The cemetery was established in 1926 and features a memorial pathway dedicated to war veterans.
Officer Henwood’s father, Rob Henwood, told local television KSAT that he buried his son with the knowledge that he will be honored by both his family in San Antonio and his family among the San Diego police force.
"They [SDPD] cared for us like family when we were in California, and taught us a lot about our son and the family that Jeremy had with the police force," he said.