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Funeral Set for Slain Officer

Jeremy Henwood's funeral will be broadcast, streamed live



    Funeral Set for Slain Officer

    A memorial service has been planned for San Diego police officer Jeremy Henwood, who was killed in the line of duty on Aug. 7.

    The funeral is planned for Friday, August 12 at 10 a.m. at The Rock Church in Point Loma, 2277 Rosecrans Street. A police motorcade will start at Qualcomm Stadium before the funeral leading hundreds of officers to the funeral at The Rock Church.

    NBC 7 San Diego will broadcast the procession live, and a live stream will be viewable online at NBCSanDiego .

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Officer Jeremy Henwood: USMC and SDPD Veteran

    [DGO] Officer Jeremy Henwood: USMC and SDPD Veteran
    Officer Jeremy Henwood: USMC and SDPD Veteran was killed Aug. 6, 2011. Officer Henwood, shot in the face in an apparently unprovoked attack, died Sunday, and investigators found a suicide note left by the suspect who fired the gun, San Diego's police chief said.
    (Published Monday, Aug. 8, 2011)

    "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 Antonio, Texas.

    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