The name of slain office Jeremy Henwood was covered up and replaced with Michael Brown’s name on a City Heights park bench dedicated to Henwood in San Diego.
NBC San Diego reporter Steven Luke tweeted a picture of the bench last night from the Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park. The park was “named in February to memorialize a beloved beat cop and Marine veteran killed in the line of duty three years ago.”
Henwood was ambushed in his cop car three years ago, shortly after a moment of his kindness was caught on a security video showing the officer buying an extra cookie for an African American child in McDonald’s.
Here’s the video of Henwood in McDonald’s. Shortly after, he would be shot and killed, his McDonald’s bag by his side.
Outrage ensued after a San Diego CityBeat reporter tweeted:
— David Rolland (@drolland) November 26, 2014
Whereupon a Twitter “discussion” occurred.
It seems to me we need more police officers on the ground like Jeremy Haywood. What a shame his good name had to be dragged into the Ferguson situation.