Friday, August 12, 2011

US Police Officer Jeremy Henwood

San Diego Police Officer Jeremy Henwood, a US Marine Corps Reserve Captain who had been a police officer for four years, returned home from a grueling tour of duty in Afghanistan in February this year.

Officer Henwood joined the Marines in 1995 and deployed twice to Iraq. In Afghanistan's northern Helmand province, he led a company of 160 Marines. In November 2010, he led an 11-mile-long supply convoy for four days to a U.S. base in Musa Qala. His group struck about 15 improvised explosives and survived small-arms attacks.

Back in San Diego, on Sunday 7th July he was shot and killed during a routine patrol for no apparent reason. The decorated Marine from Bexar, Texas, was due for promotion to Major in September this year.

We have included Officer Henwood on this website as a tribute to his service in Afghanistan.

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