Memorial held to honor fallen San Diego County law enforcement officers

Posted at 8:53 AM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 23:13:14-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A ceremony was held Wednesday to honor San Diego County law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty.

87 names were read at noon at the memorial wall at the County Administration Building in downtown San Diego.

The fallen law enforcement officers named date back to 1850, and they include San Diego police Officer Jonathan “JD” De Guzman, who was killed in the line of duty in 2016.

“They did it because they loved it. They did it because they cared, and it’s just so important that those people, the survivors, know that the citizens appreciate what they did,” said Skip Murphy with the San Diego County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation.

The public joined the memorial on the northwest lawn of the County Administration Building and quietly paid respects.

The San Diego Police Department is also holding a memorial ceremony Thursday morning. The department says Broadway between 14th and 15th Streets will be closed to all traffic and parking during the ceremony, which is set to begin at 11 a.m. 

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