Cop shot dead right after buying cookies for kid he didn’t even know (video)

It’s a neat video from NBC News about Jeremy Henwood, a police officer in San Diego who was gunned down only minutes after buying cookies at a McDonald’s for a kid he didn’t even know.

The shooting happened in 2011, this video from NBC is from last year after a memorial was held for the officer.

The video is from last year, but it’s a neat (and sad) story, and I hadn’t hear about it, so thought perhaps you hadn’t either. More on the story here.


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  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis
  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Oh and glad to hear about the videos overall – Chris and his wife Joelle have been a huge source for them. And we wanted to post lighter, more uplifting stuff, to mix up the politics, so glad it’s working.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Yeah I was divided about this being too much of a downer for the morning. But it was inspirational too so I went with it. You almost got the buffalo baby for the morning, but I was afraid the first few minutes were also too much of a downer (the rest is great).

  • HeartlandLiberal

    I think I prefer it when you start the day with happy videos, especially since I am usually finishing up my breakfast while hitting your site. My wife asked me the other day where I found all the interesting and upbeat videos I keep sending her, and of course, the answer was, AmericaBlog.

    That aside, the tragedy is palpable, and the context real. We have a nephew who served for years as an undercover operative trying to shut down drugs, especially meth. He then served a gig on a SWAT team. I got to see the safe in his home. Some third world countries are not as well armed. He is now a chief of detectives, so all his family breathes a little easier everyday now, I think.

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