Jonathan Matias “JD” de Guzman

Jonathan Matias “JD” de Guzman

Birth
Philippines
Death 28 Jul 2016 (aged 43)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Bonita, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot Block 91, Section 68, Lot 1
Memorial ID 167557568 View Source
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Funeral Arrangements for SDPD Officer Jonathan "JD" DeGuzman
Date: Jul / 30 / 2016

San Diego Police Officer Jonathan "JD" DeGuzman was shot and killed in the line-of-duty on Thursday, July 28, 2016.

Officer DeGuzman had served with the San Diego Police Department for 16 years and was assigned to the Gang Unit. He is survived by his wife and two children.

The following funeral arrangements have been made:

A Funeral Mass will be held for Officer DeGuzman at 11:00am on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church located at 450 Corral Canyon Road, Bonita, California. Members of the public are welcome.

A public memorial service for law enforcement and community members will be held at 11:00am on Friday, August 5, 2016 at Shadow Mountain Community Church located at 2100 Greenfield Drive, El Cajon, California.

Procession to Glen Abbey Memorial Park, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, California and interment will follow the memorial service.

TENTATIVE:

The staging area for the Friday memorial service for Law Enforcement will be Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, California. It is recommended officers arrive early for departure at 9:00am

The San Diego Police Officers Association has established a fund for Officer DeGuzman's family. 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.

Published by the San Diego Police Officers Association
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From Find A Grave Contributor: Julie #47423887

Officer Jonathan 'JD' DeGuzman, 43, LEO(AD), Bonita, CA

When: 05 AUG 2016

The San Diego Police Department and the family of Officer Jonathan DeGuzman, 43, have invited the Patriot Guard Riders to honor him by forming a Flag Line of Honor at the cemetery, we would be honored to do so.

Officer DeGuzman was killed in the line of duty in San Diego while serving his community as a police officer.

Officer DeGuzman was a dedicated police officer, having served 16 years with the department, he was a Gang Enforcement Officer. He had previously been wounded while on duty and was recipient of the department's Purple Heart award.

He is described by his fellow officers and superiors as an outstanding officer and individual who was always talking about his family when not on duty.

The PGR is aware that our Law Enforcement officers are our front line on the home front, keeping us safe by risking their lives every day. We respect and appreciate that commitment, we thank and honor them.

Officer DeGuzman is survived by his wife and two children.

The SDPD has asked the PGR to form a Flag Line of Honor at the gate of the cemetery as the procession enters the gate, after which we will be dismissed.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this Law Enforcement Hero.

Time table for Friday, 05 AUG 2016:

1130 – Stage at Jalisco Café, 4026 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA.
1230 – Mission Briefing
1300 – Walk to Glen Abbey Memorial Park, 3838 Bonita Rd. Bonita, CA.
1400 – Estimated time of procession arrival and Flag Line of Honor.

R/C Lorenzo Lizarraga
So Cal PGR Ride Captain∼Officer de Guzman was born in the Phillipines and came to the United States when he was 20.

He joined the San Diego Police Department in 2000 and proudly wore Badge 3836.

In 2003 he was awarded the Purple Heart after being stabbed during a traffic stop.

He asked for, and was assigned, a place in the SDPD gang suppression unit.

On the night of July 28, 2016 he and his partner Wade Irwin spotted a suspicious person. When approaching him the man opened fire. He opened fire on the officers, killing Officer de Guzman and wounded Officer Irwin.

Officer de Guzman leaves a wife and two children.

May he rest in peace, and may the community he died protecting honor and support his family.

On the night he died Fr. Henry Rodriguez a Catholic priest and police chaplain, was called. Fr Henry lived close enough to the crime scene to have heard the shots. He was suffering from a nasty cold but got out of bed and answered his call.

After notifying Officer de Guzman's family he returned to the crime scene and opened up St. Jude's Catholic Church to counsel the police officers who needed someone safe to talk to.

Despite his failing health Fr. Henry continued to serve until he was hospitalized himself. Fr. Henry died on August 4th, the day of Officer de Guzman's funeral.

May they both rest in peace, and I pray they embraced each other in Heaven.

And someday I pray they both will embrace me.