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August 8, 2016 (San Diego) - Mark Arabo is teaming up with the San Diego Police Officers Association (SDPOA) to hold a memorial ceremony and free barbeque for all San Diego honoring slain officers Jeremy Henwood and Jonathan DeGuzman. Today, there will be opportunity for interviews.

On August 7, 2011, Officer Jeremy Henwood was executed while on duty in Mid-City San Diego. His final act was caught on tape at a McDonald’s. He bought cookies for a young boy and talked to him about following his dreams. On July 28, 2016, just days before the 5th anniversary of Officer Henwood’s death, Officer Jonathan DeGuzman was shot and killed while conducting a pedestrian stop. The SDPOA and Mark Arabo are teaming up to hold a public barbecue in honor of these and all fallen San Diego police officers. The POA Board of Directors and Mark Arabo will be cooking behind the pit.

While donations are not required, all are welcome to bring cash or check donations to benefit the SDPOA Widows and Orphans Fund.

"At the end of the day we all bleed red,” Arabo said. “We must get over our differences, and that which divides us because we are all in this together. It’s not about our party affiliation, our skin color, or our sexual orientation. On Monday, we unite as one family, and I encourage the entirety of our diverse city to join us for a day of celebration.” -Community Leader, Mark Arabo.

“This is a memorable day for the entirety of our city. Our police officers continue to serve our communities dutifully and with honor. This barbeque is an opportunity to give back to those communities we serve.  This event embodies Jeremy Henwood’s life of public service, not only to the City he loved but also the country, as a United States Marine.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.” -SDPOA President, Brian Marvel 

Who: San Diego POA President, Brian Marvel, and NMA President, Mark Arabo

What: Officer Jeremy Henwood Celebration of Life and Community Barbeque  

When: Today, 3:00 PM

Where: Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park 

3700 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego 92105

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