San Francisco police officers are holding a memorial service on Sunday for an officer who was killed in the line of duty in 1994. Officer James Guelff was fatally shot by carjacking suspect Victor Boutwell on Nov. 13, 1994, after responding to a report of a man with a gun in the area of Franklin and Pine streets.
When he arrived at the scene, Guelff was confronted by Boutwell, a carjacking suspect who was wearing a ballistic helmet, flak jacket and was carrying hundreds of rounds of ammunition, police said. Boutwell opened fire on Guelff, who returned fire but was shot to death. Boutwell was killed by San Francisco’s SWAT team shortly afterward, according to police.
Current and former members of the San Francisco Police Department will meet Sunday at the site of the shooting at Franklin and Pine streets to honor Guelff and mark the 17th anniversary of his passing. The service is expected to begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and is open to the public.
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