SDPD Car Door to Honor Henwood in Capital

Officer Jeremy Henwood was killed in the line of duty

By Lauren Steussy
|  Thursday, May 10, 2012  |  Updated 10:52 AM PDT
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Officer Jeremy Henwood's Final Act of Kindness

San Diego Police Officer's Association

Members of the San Diego Police Officers Association signed the car door of Officer Jeremy Henwood before sending it off to Washington DC for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. This photo courtesy of the SDPOA Facebook.

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A relic of the San Diego Police force will be sent to Washington DC to be honored at a national memorial.

An SDPD patrol car door that represents the career and life of Officer Jeremy Henwood was signed by members of the San Diego Police Officers Association.

The door will be sent off to Washington DC for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

The POA showed a picture of the car door (above) on their Facebook page, filled with the signatures of members.

Henwood was shot and killed in the line of duty last August. Henwood was sitting in his patrol car when a man pulled up beside him and shot him with a shotgun.

The 4-year veteran of the department and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves was pronounced dead shortly after.

The memorial is just one of many honoring Henwood. His name is featured on the Police Department's Roll of Honor outside the downtown station. A fundraiser was recently held at the same McDonald's where he bought a meal for a young boy, moments before his death.

Ed. Note: An earlier version of this story said the door was part of the patrol car in which Henwood was shot. The car door that members of the SDPOA signed was a replica.

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