Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of San Diego Police Officer


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of San Diego Police Department Officer Jonathan De Guzman:

“Anne and I were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Officer Jonathan De Guzman, who was shot and killed in the line of duty. Each day officers risk their lives to keep our communities safe and Officer De Guzman’s brave service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Officer De Guzman’s family and friends, members of the San Diego Police Department and all law enforcement mourning the loss of this dedicated public servant.”

Officer De Guzman, 43, was fatally shot yesterday evening during a traffic stop in San Diego. San Diego Police Department Officer Wade Irwin was seriously injured during the stop and is recovering.

Officer De Guzman served as a member of the San Diego Police Department for 16 years and was assigned to the gang suppression unit. He is survived by his wife and two children.

In honor of Officer De Guzman, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.