US renames post office in honor of slain Fil-Am cop
To honor slain Filipino-American police officer Jonathan De Guzman, the Eastlake Post Office in Chula Vista will be renamed after him, online reports said.
A recipient of the purple heart award in 2003, De Guzman, 43, was shot multiple times at point blank on July 28 last year — an attack that also left his partner, Officer Wade Irwin, wounded.
De Guzman and Irwin were part of a gang suppression unit.
"My father’s name will be a reminder of the sacrifices police officers and other first-responders make to keep people safe," said De Guzman's son, Jed, in a report by The San Diego Union-Tribune.
In a ceremony on Monday, the Eastlake Post Office was officially dedicated in honor of De Guzman, an event witnessed by hundreds of guests, including his colleagues, family members, and several dignitaries.
The bill to rename the Eastlake Post Office into the Jonathan J.D. De Guzman Post Office Building was carried by Rep. Susan Davis, and was signed into law by President Barack Obama before he left office, according to a Fox 5 report.