Officer Jeremy Henwood's Final Act of Kindness

He was shot just moments after.

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    A recently released surveillance video from a McDonalds shows the minutes leading up to the shooting of officer Jeremy Henwood on the streets of City Heights. (Published Thursday, Mar 8, 2012)

    Just moments before he was fatally wounded in an unprovoked attack, a San Diego police officer performed one last act of kindness; he bought a child food while buying his own dinner.

    Jeremy Henwood, 36, stopped at the McDonald's in the 3800-block of Fairmount Avenue at 5:24 p.m. on Aug. 6. Surveillance video released Tuesday shows Henwood speaking with the boy and getting their food shortly before leaving the store at 5:27 p.m.

    Officer Jeremy Henwood's Final Act of Kindness

    [DGO] Officer Jeremy Henwood's Final Act of Kindness
    A recently released surveillance video from a McDonalds shows the minutes leading up to the shooting of officer Jeremy Henwood on the streets of City Heights. (Published Thursday, Mar 8, 2012)

    Shortly after 5:30 p.m., Henwood was shot while sitting inside his patrol car at the corner of University Avenue and 45th Street. Henwood had only made it six blocks from the McDonalds; it would be the last place he was seen alive.

    Witnesses said a man pulled up on this side of Henwood’s vehicle and shot him with a shotgun in what officials say was an unprovoked attack.

    Officer Henwood's Last Act of Kindness

    [DGO] Officer Henwood's Last Act of Kindness
    Surveillance video shows the last moments of the officer's life. (Published Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011)

    Henwood passed away at Scripps Mercy Hospital at 1:42 a.m. on Aug. 7.

    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 and had recently returned from deployment. During a memorial service in Point Loma on Aug. 12, Henwood was promoted to the rank of major.

    Officer Bought Child a Meal Before Death

    [DGO] Henwood Bought Child a Meal Moments Before His Death: Police Chief
    San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne tells the story of how Officer Jeremy Henwood performed a random act of kindness just before his death, buying a child a meal at a nearby fast food restaurant. (Published Saturday, Aug 13, 2011)

    The suspect in Henwood’s shooting, whom police have identified as Dejon Marquee White, 23, was killed by police after a standoff outside a City Heights apartment building almost an hour after Henwood was shot.