‘Hug the Police’ aims to promote trust and admiration of law enforcement officials
SANTEE (KUSI) — San Diego Police Officer Jeremy Henwood was murdered in cold blood exactly five years ago, gunned down in a totally unprovoked attack in City Heights.
The anniversary of his tragic death comes two days after San Diego Police Officer Jonathan De Guzman was laid to rest. He too was murdered.
Officer De Guzman’s murder unfortunately is part of a disturbing summer for police in America. The officers gunned down in Dallas. The officers gunned down in Baton Rouge, fueled in party by controversial police shootings.
But one local man says it’s way overdue for police to be told how much they are appreciated.
Steve Hasty has launched a movement called "Hug the Police." The mission, of which is two-fold, is to flood social media with positive images of police and to provide a fun environment for kids to meet police officers to promote trust and admiration of law enforcement.
People lining up to hug @SDSheriff Deputies @SanteeTrolleySq Thank you for your support!! pic.twitter.com/Nqzmq93gXv
— San Diego Sheriff (@SDSheriff) August 7, 2016
Additional "Hug the Police" events for San Diego:
All Wednesday events : 6-8 p.m.
All Saturday / Sunday events : Noon to 2 p.m.
- Aug 7 – * Santee (Sheriff)
- Aug 10 – El Cajon (PD)
- Aug 13 – San Diego (PD)
- Aug 14 – Mira Mesa – PD (Senior Center)
- Aug 17 – *Carlsbad (PD)
- Aug 20 – Chula Vista (PD)
- Aug 21 – Coronado (PD)
- Aug 24 – San Diego (CHP)
- Aug 27 – Imperial Beach (Sheriff)
- Aug 28 – Rancho San Diego
- Aug 31 – San Marcos (Sheriff)
- Sep 3 – La Jolla
- Sep 4 – Fallbrook (Sheriff)
- Sep 5 – Lemon Grove (Sheriff)
- Sep 7 – *Encinitas / Solana Beach / Del Mar / RSFe Sheriff)