Oceanside man holds up sign outside SDPD officer's funeral

Posted at 5:16 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 20:16:33-04
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An Oceanside man traveled to Bonita Thursday and stood outside of San Diego police Officer Jonathan De Guzman's funeral with a message for all police.

Fred Faul held a poster that read: "Police lives matter. Gangsters not so much."

"I just decided enough is enough. Somebody needs to speak up on this," said the 81-year-old Faul, who once was an Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy.

"The message is that I support the police. I'm tired of the bad guys getting all the advertisement," he said. "So many police have been killed in the last three, four weeks and I just thought, 'This is terrible.'"

Faul held the sign in one spot for more than two hours.

"I'm just trying to support the family of this man that was killed in the line of duty," said Faul.

Several police officers crossed the street to thank the man.

"I have a son that's a lieutenant in Orange County. Scares me to death every time," said Faul, as he stood watching people process into the church.

"Who the bad guy is? The bad guy is not the police," he concluded.