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San Diego police officers and U.S. Marines carry the casket of San Diego police officer Jeremy Henwood from the Rock Church in Point Loma after his funeral service Friday. Henwood had been a reserve captain in the Marine Corps with three tours in the Middle East. Henwood died early Sunday from wounds suffered from an unprovoked shotgun blast by an assailant who was later tracked down and killed by San Diego police Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

San Diego police officers hold their salute as Henwood's casket is carried from the church after the funeral service.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Robbie Henwood, with his wife, Beverley, holds the Marine Corps certificate of promotion for their son Jeremy Henwood. Jeremy was posthumously promoted to major in the Marine Corps Reserve during his funeral service.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Standing with civilians holding flags, San Diego police patrol officers salute the funeral procession for Henwood on Friday as it moves along Friars Road en route to a funeral service at Rock Church in Point Loma.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

City firefighters salute the funeral procession for police officer Jeremy Henwood on Friday as it moves along Friars Road. Hundreds of law enforcement agencies from throughout California joined the procession from San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium to Rock Church in Point Loma for the funeral service.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Police Department motor officers ride in the funeral procession Friday for Henwood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

The city's police patrol officers stand on Friars Road amid a row of flags held by civilians as a long procession of law enforcement representatives from throughout California passes by.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Beverly and Rob Henwood, parents of San Diego police officer Jeremy Henwood, during the playing of "Amazing Grace" at a candlelight vigil Thursday in the City Heights district. More than 1,000 people from the community attended the vigil.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

The Moreno family join the candlelight vigil Thursday at a park in the City Heights district in honor of Henwood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

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San Diego police officer Jeremy Henwood was shot by an assailant Saturday and died of his wounds the following day. He was hit by a shotgun blast while sitting in his patrol car. Bystanders came to his aid and helped officers quickly track down the shooter. Henwood, 36, was a 4-year police veteran who served with the Marines in Afghanistan. A requiem service is being held Friday at Rock Church in Point Loma. Read Tony Perry’s story.

Photo: San Diego police officer Jeremy Henwood. Credit: San Diego Police Department

5 Comments

  1. August 14, 2011, 1:26 am

    No amount of words can begin to explain how saddened and shook i am by this. A great man, protecting his country was taken from us by a coward. If u ask me we should treat this as a terrorist attack on american citizens by extremist groups here in america since this is most likely the work of some local gang or drug cartel. God bless his soul, Famaly, and America!

    By: sammygotra@yahoo.com
  2. August 16, 2011, 8:09 pm

    God bless this officer he had just help a kid get something to eat minutes before and then gets his life taken by someone else

    By: Jeremy
  3. August 17, 2011, 11:22 am

    Praying for his family, and for us. We all are suffering his loss, because for the person he was, he belonged to all of us. Be proud of your son….I wish may children will be outstanding people like he is.

    By: fabiola
  4. August 23, 2011, 6:40 pm

    I am shocked and saddened. What a heinous act that took the life of a decent man serving his country and his community! It is a shame that this happens in our country! Sympathy to his family and loved ones and prayers for solace and courage.

    By: Burhan Gharaibeh
  5. October 1, 2011, 11:41 am

    RIP Sir, you were a great American! I am sorry this happened to you. You are in a better place now…

    By: danny

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