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Fallen SDPD officer remembered in new documentary

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Tuesday marks the second anniversary of the ambush shooting that took the life of San Diego police officer Jeremy Henwood.

And the San Diego Police Officers Association will honor his memory by screening a film that features Henwood's story - as well as those of other officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

With details hard to hear and images difficult to see, "Heroes Behind the Badge" honors the service of five law enforcement officers, all of whom were shot in the line of duty.

Two of the featured heroes survived.

Sadly, three did not, including San Diego police officer Jeremy Henwood.

"Jeremy's death struck every officer in the country...it could have been any one of us," said Lt. Andra Brown.

San Diegans will never forget the story of Officer Henwood, whose death was followed by both sadness and anger.

"The city of San Diego and City Heights was outraged that one of their officers had been taken from them," she said.

It happened two years ago this coming Tuesday.

During his routine patrol, Jeremy, a marine and four year veteran of the police department, stopped at McDonald's for lunch - where he bought cookies for a little boy who had asked him for 10 cents.

"They parted company. Two blocks later, he was shot," said Lt. Brown.

Jeremy was ambushed inside his car by a suicidal man, who had just shot someone else at an El Cajon In and Out restaurant.

The documentary will debut in San Diego on the anniversary of that day, a day to honor and to continue what will no doubt be a never ending process.

"We're hoping that it will be a healing experience, not only for Henwood's, but for the police family...and also for the community," she said.

Again, the documentary will debut August 6th at the North Park Theatre. It starts at 7:30 p.m., but there will be a reception next door at the West Coast Tavern starting at 5:30 p.m.

Jeremy's parents and brother will be there. The community is urged to attend. Proceeds benefit the police department's widow and orphan fund.

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