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Heroic San Diego police officer honored with his own day

Posted at 6:28 AM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 09:28:42-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The City of San Diego declared Thursday, August 6, as "Officer Jonathan Wiese Day."

Wiese was the San Diego police officer who saved two-year-old twin girls after their father drove off Sunset Cliffs in June. The officer also saved the girls' father from the water.

On Thursday, a proclamation was read and presented during a virtual Rancho Bernardo Community Council meeting.

Wiese said he didn't rescue the girls for recognition, but said it was nice to see community support.

The rescue happened early in the morning on June 13. Wiese, a K-9 officer, rappelled off a cliff using his 100-foot long dog leash to help.

Wiese told 10News he is actually scared of heights and was thankful that it was dark the morning of the rescue.

He joked that his wife told him he wouldn't have to wash the dishes on his day and that he hoped he'd get a free cup of coffee.

Wiese was also the officer that helped take the suspected Poway Synagogue shooter into custody in April 2019.