Memorial Fund

Fallen Officers

2000-2018

Jonathan “JD” De Guzman

EOW: 28 July 2016
Officer Jonathan “JD” De Guzman was shot and killed while making a pedestrian stop.

Jeremy N. Henwood

EOW: 7 August 2011
While on patrol, Officer Henwood was approached by a car from behind that flashed its lights. When he pulled over to assist, the suspect shot and killed him.

Christopher A. Wilson

EOW: 28 October 2010
Officer Chris Wilson was shot and killed while trying to arrest a suspect for assault with a deadly weapon following a probation compliance check at an apartment building in Southeast San Diego.

Gerald K. Griffin

EOW: 25 April 2003
Motor Officer Jerry Griffin was struck by a speeding vehicle while working a radar speed-enforcement detail. He died 11 days later.

Terry W. Bennett

EOW: 26 June 2003
San Diego Motor Officer Terry Bennett was killed while in pursuit of a stolen vehicle when the driver turned and deliberately struck Officer Bennett.

1980-1999

Ronald W. Davis

EOW: 17 September 1991
Responding to a domestic violence call, Officer Ron Davis was shot to death when the suspect tried to make his getaway.

Jerry L. Hartless

EOW: 31 January 1988
While chasing a suspect on foot, rookie Officer Jerry Hartless received a single gunshot wound to the head. He died 22 days later.

Thomas E. Riggs

EOW: 31 March 1985
Agent Riggs was shot and killed during an incident in which another officer and civilian ride-along were wounded.

Timothy Ruopp

EOW: 16 September 1984
Officers Tonahill and Ruopp were shot to death while citing suspects for alcohol violations.

Kimberly Tonahill

EOW: 14 September 1984
Officers Tonahill and Ruopp were shot to death while citing suspects for alcohol violations.

Kirk Leland Johnson

EOW: 20 February 1983
Officer Johnson was shot and killed by a youth driving his step-father’s Sheriff Department patrol vehicle.

H. Keith Tiffany

EOW: 6 June 1981
Officers Ebeltoft and Tiffany were ambushed and killed by rifle fire while investigating a neighborhood dispute.

Ronald R. Ebeltoft

EOW: 6 June 1981
Officers Ebeltoft and Tiffany were ambushed and killed by rifle fire while investigating a neighborhood dispute.

1960-1979

Dennis G. Gonzalez

EOW: 25 June 1979
Officer Gonzalez was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver during a traffic stop.

Michael T. Anaya

EOW: 10 April 1979
Officer Anaya was shot to death while making a PCP arrest.

Denis W. Allen

EOW: 2 April 1977
While dealing with a knife-wielding suspect, Officer Allen was shot and killed when the suspect pulled a hidden gun.

Archie C. Buggs

EOW: 4 November 1978
Officer Buggs was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop of two suspects under the influence of PCP.

Freddie J. Edwards

EOW: 7 October 1971
Unaware that the suspicious person he stopped had just committed an armed robbery, Sgt. Edwards was shot and killed by a parolee.

James P. Lewis

EOW: 29 December 1970
Officer Lewis was shot and killed by a fugitive while off duty and helping a citizen check false IDs at a bar.

Robert L. Everitt

EOW: 7 December 1964
While laying flares at a traffic accident, Sgt. Everitt was hit and killed by a truck.

Michael J. Bushman

EOW: 25 November 1963
Officer Bushman died in a single-vehicle accident after his car left the road.

1940-1959

Harry Kay, Jr.

EOW: 11 March 1957
Sergeant Kay was killed during a high-speed pursuit.

Robert F. Bowers

EOW: 12 December 1955
Officer Bowers was killed during a high-speed pursuit.

Henry J. Goodrich

EOW: 7 September 1940
Officer Goodrich was killed in a head-on traffic collision.

1920-1939

Thomas A. Keays

EOW: 20 November 1937
Fifteen minutes after pulling a body from beneath a streetcar, Sgt. Keays died of a heart attack.

Edward J. Moore

EOW: 15 January 1933
While off duty, Officer Moore was shot to death while checking a suspicious person.

Robert J. McPherson

EOW: 20 September 1929
Officer McPherson was killed from wounds suffered while attempting to break up a fight in City Jail.

Robert L. Powers

EOW: 16 June 1928
Officer Powers was killed in a traffic accident.

Charles R. Harris

EOW: 3 April 1927
Officer Harris, undercover on a stakeout for a robbery suspect, was shot and killed by a hiding assailant.

Joseph S. Lee

EOW: 19 March 1921
Motorcycle Officer Lee was killed in an accident while chasing a reckless driver.

1900-1919

Walter B. Holcomb

EOW: 21 October 1918
Officer Holcomb died of Spanish influenza, which he contracted, while on duty, from a man he was transporting to the hospital.

Oliver S. Hopkins

EOW: 2 July 1915
Motorcycle Officer Hopkins was killed when hit from behind by a disgruntled motorist who had been arrested the previous night for drunk driving.

Emery E. Campbell

EOW: 27 August 1913
Officer Campbell was shot and killed fifteen minutes after the suspect purchased a gun and stated he was going to kill someone.
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