Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer II Jonathan Matias De Guzman

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer II Jonathan Matias De Guzman

To Our Brother in Blue,

Although I did not personally know you, that day still haunts me. Seeing all the surrounding agencies respond Code 3 will always send chills down my skin. My beat was just around the corner from you as you lay on the pavement hurt, and I lived in the same community as you and your family.

You are gone but not forgotten.

Sgt. Jesus Cardenas
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Police Department

March 3, 2023

There have been a lot of things as a citizen of this town that broke my heart. This was definitely one of them.


September 11, 2022

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

July 28, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 28, 2020

Officer DeGuzman will never ever be forgotten; RIP.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

April 23, 2020

RIP JD. thank you for putting in the work with my dad. I remember the day we heard about your death. July 29 2016 started out normal for us, getting ready to go up to Mammoth, CA. Then, my dad got the call, we almost stayed home, but my dad knew you would want us to go. That was the first, and hopefully last time I see my dad cry. RIP-5721-EOW, 7/28/16

Jackson Resch

November 18, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

I will always remember our last family gathering and how towards the end of the night all the LEO family members ended up at one table talking story about our experiences and trash to each other about our agencies. I wish someone got a picture of us at that table, if I knew that a few days later you would no longer be with us I definitely would have taken more easy

DSO - Michael Hernandez
Family Member - Los Angeles County Probation

August 1, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 2nd anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 28, 2018

May U RIP, Forever More Sir!

Civilian John

July 13, 2018

I wish I could have done more for you...Your life mattered JD.

Police Officer

August 19, 2017

Rest easy my brother. You sacrificed your all for us. You will always be remembered as a hero. May your family gain strength for your loss, and that God bless them always.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

July 28, 2017

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Sir. You are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

July 28, 2017

Almost been a year now. I remember hearing 11-99 for the first time on the radio last 3rd watch and hauling ass to the scene. It was amazing to see the citizens and everyone on our department come together for each other. You would be proud. RIP JD.


July 26, 2017

RIP. Thank you.

PO2 Jaeyoon Lim

January 9, 2017


SSgt Nathan Lewis

January 8, 2017

While working your scene, I had a citizen come up to me, get on their knees and sob in prayer over the senseless loss of your life my brother. The citizen had never met you, but the badge we wear in San Diego shines bright because of your example JD. RIP patrol dog, we got it from here.


San Diego Police Department

December 8, 2016

I pray for you and your family, RIP brother.

Police Officer Sean Carmon
West Covina Police Department, Ca

November 2, 2016

Godspeed Officer DeGuzman. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

A cop's daugter
San Diego Police Department

October 10, 2016

I had the pleasure of knowing JD for most of his career and was a squad mate for several years. He was an excellent man, excellent friend and excellent officer. His loss is still fresh and will never be forgotten.

David- Investigator
SD District Attorney's Office

October 6, 2016

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

September 26, 2016

RIP my Brother. God Bless...

Det. Carlos Selvi
Balto. Co. P.D.

August 18, 2016

God's peace and speed Officer DeGuzman. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Department

August 18, 2016

RIP Brother in blue. We'll take the watch from here. May god watch over the DeGuzman family.

Matthwe 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.

Deputy Jared M. Birrenkott
San Diego Sheriff Department

August 15, 2016

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over five years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

August 14, 2016

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