SDPD chief thanks community for outpouring of support after loss of detectives
CITY HEIGHTS (KUSI) – Funeral arrangements have been set for two fallen San Diego police detectives killed in a wrong-way crash in San Ysidro. Detectives Ryan Park and Jamie Huntley-Park will be laid to rest on June 15, at 10 a.m. The location will be Maranatha Chapel at 10752 Coastwood Road.
As of Wednesday, California Highway Patrol, who is leading the investigation, has not given further details since the June 4 crash that killed the couple who have been married since 2016.
“I have 100% confidence in them. They have done such a terrific job,” Nisleit said. “I’ve been talking to Omar Watson from California Highway Patrol and have still not really been given any updates on their investigation.”
The families are still deciding whether or not the service will be open to the public. As the department prepares to say their final goodbyes to the detectives, Nisleit said they are leaning on each other.
“We’re a family. It’s about taking care of each other and keeping an eye out for each other,” Nisleit said. “There’s other officers and sergeants and captains that are really hurting. Right now. They lost a colleague, a friend.”
Another procession could be seen winding through the streets of San Diego as Ryan and Jamie’s bodies were transported to the mortuary.
“I cannot speak highly enough about the terrific job CHP did, but also our San Diego Fire Department at the scene, and they have continued to honor them,” Nisleit said. “They were along the procession line, both CHP and Fire today, which means so much to us. This is a brother and sisterhood.”
The outpouring of support from the community has been felt not only by the San Diego Police Department but the families of both Ryan and Jamie.
“The public support has been truly amazing and I know that means the world to us. That means the world to me as chief,” Nisleit said. “I also know it means a ton to the families because I was just with them. They were talking about the amount of support from not only the police department but from the community. It’s very special to both families.”