Police will honor one of their own with a memorial service today — 18 years after he was fatally shot while in the line of duty by a heavily armed and armored drifter.
On Nov. 13, 1994, San Francisco Police Department Officer James Guelff was killed by a carjacking suspect at Pine and Franklin streets, where the 6 p.m. memorial will be held. The public is invited to attend.
The carjacking suspect was later identified as 37-year-old Victor Boutwell. Read More
A 15-hour ordeal that left two California Highway Patrol officers injured, sent another man to the hospital and closed down Interstate 580 in Oakland reinforced efforts by San Francisco police Chief George Gascón and a state legislator to push a ban on body armor being sold to felons. Read More
Fifteen years ago, Lee Guelff sat next to his dead brother, Officer James Guelff, as police came in twos to pay their respect to the officer who was gunned down in San Francisco by a man covered in body armor. Read More
A recent state court decision to overturn a 12-year ban on violent felons wearing body armor is prompting police from throughout the state to gather today at the site where a San Francisco police officer was murdered. Read More