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Officer's Last Act Of Kindness Caught On Tape Just Minutes Before He's Gunned Down (VIDEO)

Officer Jeremy Henwood is seen at the counter as 13 year old Daveon Taylor approaches him

Most of us are well aware that many police officers actually are concerned with the safety of citizens and actually do care about the communities they police even though the news far too often gives us examples of those who don't.

In this case unfortunately, we learn of an officer who cares after they've been brutally gunned down in an unprovoked attack in San Diego earlier this month.

On August 6, 36 year old officer Jeremy Henwood stopped into McDonald's. While in line ordering, a young teen boy comes in and wants to buy some cookies for a dollar. The teen ,Daveon Taylor, is short a dime and asks to officer if he could help him out. The officer doesn't give him a dime, but instead outright buys the cookies for Dayveon.

As they waited for the officer's sweet iced tea and the cookies, Daveon says Officer Henwood sparked up a conversation with him. "He was like what do you want to be when you grow up? And I said an NBS star. He said that takes hard work," Daveon recalled.

Daveon's father Jerry told News 8, "He took the time to have a conversation with my son and that means a lot, because he paid it forward.. For 2 to 3 minutes, he bettered something in his (my son's) life he will never forget." Jerry Tinsley, a retired Navy veteran, says he was overwhelmed when shown the surveillance video for the first time, "Wow, really seeing this and knowing what happened to the fellow officer and marine, it's amazing, it was bringing tears to my eyes."

Less than 5 minutes after Officer Henwood left that McDonald's restaurant, he was ambushed and shot while on routine patrol by suicidal gunman Dejon White.

Officer Henwood and the man who murdered him, 23 year old Dejon White

"It's just crazy," Daveon said, "Why did he have to die like that , after he did a good thing for a little kid.. after that.. the last good deed he had to do and then his life was taken."

Daveon says, though Officer Henwood is gone, he will live on as his role model and inspiration."It's going to help big because I'm going to think about the guy who lost his life and the family that loved him so, he tells me to work hard, I'm going to work hard."

Authorities said Dejon White had come behind the officer’s car and flashed his headlights. The officer, possibly thinking the motorist was in trouble, pulled into the next lane. White drove alongside him, pointed a shotgun out the window and fired at Henwood, striking him in the head.

White was killed about 30 minutes later when he went to grab a shotgun and was killed in a hail of police gunfire.

He had left behind a two-page suicide note in his nearby apartment.

Several minutes before the officer’s shooting, White had walked up to 23-year-old Martin Hana in the parking lot of an El Cajon-area In-N-Out Burger and shot him in the face. Hana suffered severe facial injuries and is continuing to undergo multiple surgeries to recover.


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Comment by Donah Hunter on August 18, 2011 at 6:54am
here one minute gone the life to the best of your ability seek help when you cant
Comment by Zakiya on August 18, 2011 at 5:41am
Sad...very sad.
Comment by Ann-Marie Bridgeman on August 17, 2011 at 10:00pm
I believe that the great bible is true. The devil is a lie. Since he got kicked out of heaven, he has been on a hunt of souls. pray  so that he will not get yours. he is a pretty smart thing looking for any one he can devourer.  Not just this is happening but look around you there are so much unexplained things going on. So come on every body let's join hearts and hands in prayer to get rid of these principalities and  powers of darkness in our lives and in our families. Amen!
Comment by a murray on August 17, 2011 at 8:40pm
wake up people,the devil is alive&his imps is walking the earth,taking inocent lives with them
Comment by Vanessa Riley on August 17, 2011 at 7:51pm
I this this is a triumph and a tragedy all warped up in a violent lovely package. Here is an honest to goodness decent human being. Forget that he is a cop, but a person that genuinely wanted to inspire another human being to strive well. Now I am sadden by a beautiful soul getting twirled out of existence before his time or right on time, but the legacy that he leaves will linger on the mind of this young man, And I am eternally grateful that he has left a irreversible mark on this young mans life. It goes to show it only takes but a simple word to inspire great change.
Comment by One Love on August 17, 2011 at 7:25pm
I believe most of them guys do their jobs but like everything else some are idiots and need sensitivity training for black neighborhoods. Learn how to talk to us.
Now this guy is a white cop who paid for the cookies for a black child.
Now you all still believe what jamrocklady said that all white people hate blacks and see us a N****r?
If not all blacks hate white then not all whites hate black.
I don't expect people like her to write on this blog.
I am waiting for a miracle.
Us blacks have to work on our thinking. It is the only way we can make progress.
Comment by Ronsay on August 17, 2011 at 7:13pm
i don't hate all cops i was just affected in bad ways by most, in this case that s*** is sad and sick
Comment by Theresa Kemp on August 17, 2011 at 7:02pm
Comment by Lisa Watson on August 17, 2011 at 4:48pm
Why couldn't he just kill himself. Why'd he have to take other people with him?
Comment by carolyn johnson on August 17, 2011 at 4:03pm
dis type of s*** just makes me cry

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