SAN DIEGO – A gang enforcement officer who was shot and killed late Thursday night marks the 33rd officer in San Diego police history killed in the line of duty going back to 1913.
He is also the third SDPD officer killed by gunfire since 2010.
On Oct. 28, 2010, Officer Christopher Wilson, 50, was taking part in a raid by U.S. marshals and county probation officers. The officers were met with a hail of gunfire and Wilson, a married father of two, was fatally shot.
On August 6, 2011, Officer Jeremy Henwood purchased a meal for a youngster at the McDonalds in City Heights. He got back in his car and was stopped at a red light in a marked police cruiser when a suicidal young man pulled up alongside him on University Avenue at 45th Street and opened fire with a .12-gauge shotgun.
The 36-year-old Canadian-born officer, who served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, died in a hospital early the next day, Aug. 7, 2011.
Of the 33 line of duty deaths, 19 have been by gunfire.