SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- It was a shooting rampage that shocked San Diego -- one that left a police officer dead. It happened last week as the officer was simply sitting in his patrol car. And while his death is a tragedy, it was this officer's last good deed that still has people talking.
Thousands mourned the loss of San Diego police officer Jeremy Henwood last weekend. About the same time a quiet story of kindness began to emerge - one that helped drown out at least part of the grief.
"I think it goes without saying Jeremy was a great man and a hero to our country," said his sister, Emily Henwood.
Henwood had just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, after serving two tours in Iraq, only to be killed - police say -- by a petty thief who pulled up alongside Henwood's cruiser, and aimed a shotgun through the window.
The suspect was later chased and killed by police - exactly what he seemed to want. He left behind a two-page suicide note. But as the investigation continued - and the eulogies were being written -- this surveillance video surfaced -- that showed just how Officer Henwood spent his final moments on Earth.