Inevitably there will be disputes over police budgets, priorities and policies. But there is NO dispute about the courage, professionalism and dedication to duty of those who “Protect and Serve” our City of San Diego.
In the belief that it’s always better to put faces to the names, here are six men and women who lost their lives while serving in the SDPD. Five of the six died from gunshot wounds, another was run over by a vehicle. You can read their stories, and those of 25 other City officers at this link:
In most cases they were trying to disarm fleeing felons, control people on PCP, or stop escalting violence. In every case they were defending the safety of our neighborhoods and our homes.
The service of all law enforcement officers in San Diego County is sincerely appreciated.