July 30, 2015 (San Diego) The San Diego Police Offucers Association (SDPOA) has established a fund to help the widow and children of officer Jonathan “JD” DeGuzman. The association, and we can see it in the face of officers are grief stricken.
If you care to help, you can send a check to take SDPOA ar:
San Diego Police Officers Association
8388 Vickers Street, San Diego, CA 92111
Maj\me sure to write Jonathan DeGuzman in the memo line. You can also donate online, make sure to note this is for Jonathan DeGuzman. These funds will go straight to the family.
Funeral Arrangements are pending.
Officer Awarded Purple Heart and was Involved in a Fatal shooting
Officer DeGuzman received the Department’s Purple Heart in 2003 after he stopped a Carl Thomson in city heights for going too fast. He intended to give the man a warning for going 30 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. During that traffic stop DeGuzman was stabbed.
Officer DeGuzman was stabbed first in the shoulder, and when Thomson tried to stab him again, DeGuzman fired, hitting Thomson in the hip. The latter was convicted of attempted murder on a police officer in 2004.
In 2013 DeGuzman was involved in a fatal officer involved shooting when a suspect aimed a home made shotgun at him and another 4 officers the man who aimed the weapon was William Mayes, 38. At the time, Lt. Neal Griffin of Escondido Police told Fox 5 the following
Officers of the San Diego Police Department were in the city of Escondido, attempting to arrest (Mayes), a suspect in a felony elder abuse case who was suspected to be in possession of dangerous devices,” Griffin said in a statement. “As the officers approached the vehicle, Mayes leveled a firearm towards them.”
Officer DeGuzman leaves behind a wife and two elementary school children.