BONITA, Calif. – The Latest on funeral services for a slain San Diego police Officer Jonathan De Guzman (all times local):
More than 1,000 mourners packed a Catholic church near San Diego to pay respects to a police officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop.
Police officers from as far away as New York City, Chicago, Fort Worth, Texas, and Aurora, Colorado, attended the 90-minute Mass at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Bonita, where the slain officer, 43-year-old Jonathan De Guzman, worshipped with his family. San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman delivered the eulogy to the standing-room only crowd.
The Rev. Efrain Bautista told reporters that the De Guzman family is very spiritual and participated in all the Catholic rituals during the service, which was closed to news media.
A larger memorial service is planned Friday in suburban El Cajon.
The first of two memorial services will be held Thursday for a San Diego police officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop.
Jonathan De Guzman was shot five times at close range while in the driver's seat of his patrol car July 28. His partner, 32-year-old Wade Irwin, was shot in the throat but is expected to recover.
The first memorial service for the 43-year-old De Guzman will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in the southeast San Diego suburb of Bonita, also the site of viewings on Tuesday and Wednesday. The second service for the husband and father of two will be Friday at Shadow Mountain Community Church in the eastern suburb of El Cajon, and will be followed by a burial. Both services are open to the public.