Officer Jonathan “JD” DeGuzman
San Diego Police Department
EOW: July 28, 2016
A Funeral Mass will be held for Officer Jonathan “JD” DeGuzman at 11:00am on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church located at 450 Corral Canyon Road, Bonita, CA. Members of the public are welcome.
A public memorial service for law enforcement and community members will be held as follows:
DATE/TIME: Friday, August 5, 2016 – 11:00am
LOCATION: Shadow Mountain Community Church
2100 Greenfield Drive, El Cajon CA
Law enforcement personnel will stage at the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot in San Diego for a 9:00am departure to the El Cajon memorial service. A procession to Officer DeGuzman’s interment at Glen Abbey Memorial Park in Bonita will follow the Friday memorial service. Glen Abbey Memorial Park is located at 3838 Bonita Road.
At approximately 11:00pm on Thursday, July 28, 2016, Officer Jonathan “JD” DeGuzman and Officer Wade Irwin, members of San Diego Police Department’s Gang Suppression Unit, radioed they were conducting a stop in the 3700 block of Acadia Grove Way near Boston Avenue in San Diego’s Southcrest neighborhood. Almost immediately they called for emergency cover. Responding officers found both Officer DeGuzman and Officer Irwin with gunshot wounds to their upper bodies. Officer Irwin, a 9-year veteran, was in serious condition after surgery and is expected to survive. Tragically, Officer DeGuzman did not survive his injuries.
A massive manhunt for the suspects was launched through Boston Avenue and surrounding areas. One suspect, wounded while being taken into custody in a ravine area off South 38th Street, was hospitalized in critical condition. Search for a second suspect continued into Friday.
Officer DeGuzman, age 43, is survived by his wife and two young children. A 16-year department veteran, Officer DeGuzman was awarded SDPD’s purple heart in 2003 after being stabbed by a suspect he stopped for speeding.
SDPOA Establishes Fund for Officer DeGuzman’s Family
The San Diego Police Officers Association has established a fund for the family of Officer Jonathan DeGuzman through the association.
“Supporting this fund is the way to ensure that 100% of your contribution will be dedicated to supporting the family of Jonathan DeGuzman during this difficult time,” said Brian Marvel, President of the SDPOA. “We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and reassuring words from the community and want to do everything we can to bring comfort to Officer DeGuzman’s family.
“Unfortunately, during times of tragedies such as this, scammers and imitators often try to take advantage of the public’s generosity and create funds that aren’t entirely dedicated to the effort to support the family. We want to ensure people are aware that our fund is completely dedicated to assisting DeGuzman’s family,” concluded Marvel.
Donations can be mailed to:
San Diego Police Officers Association
8388 Vickers Street, San Diego, CA 92111
Checks can be made payable to the San Diego Police Officers Association (SDPOA). Please write “Officer Jonathan DeGuzman” in the memo line. All donations will go directly to the family. The SDPOA is also accepting online donations through the following link: http://www.sdpoa.org/about-widows-orphans-fund. Please indicate “Officer Jonathan DeGuzman” in the notes of your online donation.