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Bill to Honor Fallen SDPD Officer De Guzman Passes House

A bill introduced by a local Congresswoman to honor fallen San Diego Police Officer Jonathan "J.D." De Guzman has passed the House of Representatives. 

De Guzman, 43, was killed in the line of duty on July 28 when he was shot multiple times point-blank during a traffic stop by a man now charged in his death. 

De Guzman's partner Officer Wade Irwin was injured in the attack.

The bill, authored by Congresswoman Susan Davis and co-sponsored by the entire San Diego congressional delegation, would designate the postal facility on Kuhn Drive in Chula Vista as the "Jonathan 'J.D.' De Guzman Post Office Building." The post office is near where De Guzman lived. 

“Officer De Guzman was an exemplary public servant who represented the very best of San Diego and its law enforcement community,” said Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52), an original cosponsor of the bill, in a statement. "I was honored to meet Officer De Guzman’s wife and children at a thank you event for the law enforcement community and other San Diegans who stepped up in a big way in the wake of this tragedy to provide resources, support, and kindness."

The bill was introduced in September after Davis met with the De Guzman family and community. 

"The naming of this post office will help preserve the memory of Officer De Guzman’s service and sacrifice, and provide a constant reminder of the dangers that our law enforcement officers face every day keeping our communities safe," Peters said in a statement. 

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