Jeremy Nicholas HenwoodSan Diego Police Department, California
End of Watch: Sunday, August 7, 2011
Reflections for Police Officer Jeremy Nicholas Henwood
Jeremy was a Marine as am I. He was my brother regardless of having never met him. Like him, I too joined law enforcement following my time served in the U.S. Marine Corps. It saddened me deeply when I attended his funeral while I was in the Police Academy. It was one the instructors and academy who thought it would be eye-opening to attend. Having attended several funerals while in the Marine Corps you can never get used to the sound of TAPS. Jeremy was a wonderful person, Marine, Officer, son and sibling. He will always be remembered for his unselfishness. What is often forgotten to be mentioned is the fact Jeremy is seen on video footage moments before he is fatally shot. In the video Jeremy is seen purchasing food for a small child in line at McDonalds. Jeremy, you will be missed brother. Semper Fidelis and thank you for all you did and still do from up above.
"It’s always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6."~ Col. Jeff Cooper
March 27, 2014
I remember this Officers death and how he lived. No community can afford any officer but especially one of Officer Henwood's caber.
Police Officer Gary Gorman (Ret)
March 15, 2014
God Bless you my brother.
Richard Del Toro
Port St. Lucie Police Department
March 9, 2014
While stationed aboard the base in 29 palms ca, I had the pleasure to meet, train with, and compete along side Jeremy on a competitive shooting team. You were a fine Marine officer, I can only imagine you were a great police officer as well. God bless sir.
CWO3 Bickle USMC (Ret)
February 1, 2014
As a retired Police Officer and Army 'Nam Vet myself, I salute you, my brother, for your service and commitment to this Great Nation while wearing the uniforms of the Corp and the San Diego Police Department. You are a sterling example of one of our hero's. My condolences to the family and friends of Officer Henwood, and the San Diego Police Department.
Assistant Chief (Retired)
Northeast Oklahoma Police Dept.
January 13, 2014
Thank you Officer Henwood for your years of service to our country, and for your dedication and service to the community you served so selflessly. You will never be forgotten. My brother Leroy was also a veteran, and was killed in the line of duty in Louisiana in 1972.
HM2 David Odom
January 11, 2014
My heart goes out to his friends and family...I am touched and humbled by his kindness.
January 11, 2014
Day in and day out I work with officers in NY. Most are just going through the motions of their day. Everytime I get angry at them I read your story and remember that you are part of the breed that protects and helps us to stay safe. I hope more officers were like you. It would certainly make everyone love the NYPD and San Diego police dept.
I hope more people are aware of the great man you were.
December 11, 2013
I am in a police academy here in Ohio. The other day our instructor was talking about police officers killed in the line of action and showed us many videos about the heroic officers. Out of all of the videos I connected most with you. I will be honest, after learning of your story I had to hold back tears because I hope to be half the officer you was. The reason I'm going into this profession is because I grew up alone. I had a mother but she worked all the time. I took care of myself and became my own Dad. Some days I get depressed because I missed out on so much like learning to hunt, fish, and play sports. I only wish to be the man I never had in my life and to one day help a kid like myself. I believe you was that man. You made a difference and I only wish I could have met you and you could have made a difference in my life. Now that I think about it.... you have. You have made a difference in my life. Though I never knew you, YOU ARE MY ROLE MODEL
B. Smath - Student
November 19, 2013
I also just recently ran across the various videos regarding this heroic officer, and his good deeds just before his death. What an amazing guy. I would be honored to have shaken this wonderful officer's hand. May he rest in peace, as his actions continue to grace this world each and every day...
November 11, 2013
I sought out the information on this fine officer because of a video I recently saw (). What a fine man Officer Henwood seems to have been. A truly terrible and senseless loss!
Arielle NaMara, civilian
November 9, 2013
I just watched a video online about Police Officer Jeremy Nicholas Henwood, a wonderful person fighting for our country and becoming an amazing role model for a child. Prayers from Florida!
Sarah Wheeler, Records Supervisor
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
November 8, 2013
So sorry for the family. RIP Jeremy Henwood.
Deputy David P. Minato
Multnomah county sheriffs office
November 7, 2013
There is a video trending on YouTube about you Jeremy. Well deserved attention as to the type of person you were. Too bad the attention came after your tragic death. God bless you and your family. I hope that young man makes it to the NBA and remembers you and your sacrifice for him and his community.
A Florida Police Officer
Central Florida Law Enforcement Agency
October 11, 2013
I just saw the video of your loved one on Facebook. Please know that his legacy lives on and that people are still sharing stories of what a wonderful man he was. May God be with all of you.
Wife of Mark Sawyers, Sterling Heights PD EOW 6/5/04
October 5, 2013
I am a Youtube subscriber who happened to come across the story of Officer Henwood. His story touched me, so I decided to take a moment to honor him. My condolences goes out to the family the Officer. Based on the news story about Mr. Henwood, he obviously was an exceptional police officer, which makes his name honored! That one act of random kindness meant a lot not only to the little boy, but to those aspiring to be police officers, such as myself. Although he will be sorely missed by his family and friends, he definitely did not leave in vain; he did what all cops are sworn to do: he made a difference!!!
September 24, 2013
My heart is heavy beyond measure right now. Its 09/21/2013 and Im just seeing this incident and I have tears in my eyes as I write this reflection. I can only say 2 things to this tragic act. #1- to the family of my fallen brother, your pain is not alone. And Jeremy is smiling down on us in heaven. #2- I ask this question to us all.............What does it take??????????? What does it take to change the essence of a mans mind not to take such a precious thing as life that GOD has given us??????????????? WHAT DOES IT TAKE??????????
detective Jason Chandler
New York City Police Dept.
September 21, 2013
Thinking of your, your family, and your fellow officers on the second anniversary of your death. You are remembered with admiration and gratitude for your service to the citizens of our state as a law enforcement officers and to the citizens of our country as a Marine.
Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
August 7, 2013
The story of Officer Henwood's last shift is very touching. After being in this line of work there are not many things that get to me emotionally. This one is different. May you forever rest in peace sir. It is such a shame that your valuable life was cut short by a worthless degenerate.
August 7, 2013
Thoughts and prayers going out to the Henwood family and PD on the eve of this second anniversary. A true hero, dedicated to his country and community, Officer Jeremy Henwood will never be forgotten.
mother of Fond du Lac Wi Officer Craig Birkholz, EOW 3/20/11
August 5, 2013
God Bless his family, friends and co-workers. My complex is 2 blocks from where Officer Henwood was killed. Engine 17 is across the street and treated Officer Henwood. Many of us attended the candlelight vigil and will never forget him.
Praying for the safety of all law enforcement.
City Heights Resident
August 4, 2013
May the peace of God be with you all, and I will be praying for you and your family.
August 1, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Former Police Officer
July 26, 2013
Officer Henwood I remember the day I heard about your passing and how for once the media didn't bash on police. I was going to school at the time and thought of myself as a good guy but you showed caring for another human by just buying cookies. It probably seemed like a small gesture but still this act is what I believe policing is about helping people not always by buying them cookies but by being there for them. Officer Henwood I will never forget you. Remember heroes last a lifetime but legends live forever and you sir are a legend in my book.
Rest in Peace officer Henwood
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Law Enforcement Ranger
South Dakota Game Fish & Parks
July 15, 2013
Officer Henwood, through a simple act, touched a life, and left a lasting impression on that young child he helped through showing a little kindness. Though he may not be here... Let us never forget the impact he had on someone else through opening his heart for a stranger, and use his example to ourselves show kindness to those around us.
Requesciat in Pace, Officer Henwood - Semper Fidelis!
C/SMSgt Mark Collazo
TX-20015 CoC Alumni
May 10, 2013
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