In the Line of Duty

We shall never forget the many men and women who have given their lives in the line of duty throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties.

San Diego Police Officer Killed in Unprovoked Shooting

Early Sunday morning, August 7, 2011, San Diego Police Officer Jeremy Henwood died from gunshot wounds suffered in an incident that unfolded the previous evening.
The incident started at approximately 5:22 p.m., Saturday, August 6, when a man was shot in the face with a shotgun in the parking lot of an In-N-Out restaurant on N. Magnolia Avenue in El Cajon. A motive for that shooting has not been disclosed; the victim is expected to survive.
Moments later, the same gunman allegedly pulled beside Officer Henwood’s patrol car at a stop sign in a City Heights neighborhood and shot him “absolutely unprovoked,” according to Capt. Jim Collins of the San Diego department’s homicide squad.
As Officer Henwood was rushed to a hospital emergency room, dozens of officers from several departments, responding to the radio call of “officer down,” located the suspected gunman outside an apartment building.  When he reached for a shotgun, several officers opened fire, killing him, Collins said.  White was pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m. by paramedics on scene.
Officer Henwood (36) a four-year veteran of the police department currently assigned to the Mid-City Division, was also a Captain in the United Marine Corps Reserves who recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan.  Henwood passed away at Scripps Mercy Hospital at 1:42 a.m., Sunday, August 7. He is survived by his parents, a brother, and sister.  His family, who traveled to San Diego from Texas, made the courageous decision to donate his organs for transplant – Officer Henwood’s final act of heroism.

Donations to Officer Henwood’s memorial fund can be made as follows:
Officer Jeremy Henwood Family Trust
c/o San Diego Police Officers Association
8388 Vickers Street
San Diego, CA 92111


image Agent Robert Rosas

July 23, 2009

Robert Rosas served his country honorably as a United States Border Patrol Agent.  He was a proud husband and father, a loyal partner and friend, a great and brave man.

Robert was born on June 19, 1979, in El Centro California, to his parents Sylvia and Robert Sr.  Robert was raised in El Centro where he attended Central Union High School and graduated in 1997.  He excelled on the high school football team under the tutelage Coach Dubbe.  He also met his loving wife Rosie while attending Central Union.

Robert worked for Centinela State Prison as a correctional officer for six years, again under the guidance of his old “Coach”, now Lieutenant Dubbe.  Robert had an overwhelming sense of responsibility to protect those around him, as he also served as a Reserve El Centro Police Officer for two years. 

Robert entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol on May 22, 2006 as a member of the 621st academy session.  He was assigned to the Campo, California Border Patrol Station in San Diego Sector.

From the first day at the academy he would always try to convince his classmates, also assigned to Campo Station, to think about “The Valley” and everything they heard about the heat because it was not all true, this is one reason why he was known as the “Mayor of El Centro.”  Robert was also a very good softball player.  On weekends when the class was supposed to be studying, he would arrange softball games against other classes.  One thing was certain, when he was not seen around the academy grounds, he could always be found inside his room talking to his then fiancée Rosie.

Robert married Rosie on April 7, 2007, and had two lovely children, Robert Matthew now age two and Kayla Allysa, 11-months old.  His greatest joy was spending time with his wife and kids, which continue to reside in El Centro.

Robert is survived by his mother Sylvia, brother Mark Anthony, his sisters Sylvia and Arlene, and stepfather Mark Wymer.