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Park named after police officer

San Diego city officials on Thursday officially dedicated a City Heights park to the memory of a police officer who was gunned down while patrolling the busy district three summers ago.

The officials named the park at Urban Village Square on Fairmount Avenue in honor of Jeremy Henwood, who had spent four years on the San Diego Police Department as well as being a Marine reservist who served repeat deployments in Middle East war zones.

On Aug. 6, 2011, Henwood was in his police cruiser when a man pulled up alongside him on University Avenue at 45th Street and shot him with a .12-gauge shotgun. About half-hour an later, police shot and killed the man -- who was said to be suicidal -- when he allegedly reached for his gun after they confronted him. Henwood died in a hospital early the next day.

"Naming our community square after Officer Henwood will be a fitting honor to this fine young man and all that he represented -- men and women everywhere who are willing to lay down their lives to protect others," said City Councilwoman Marti Emerald.

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