Officer James Guelff 27th Anniversary Memorial 026-21

On Saturday, November 13th, 2021, current and former members of the San Francisco Police Department will meet at Pine and Franklin Streets to remember Officer James Guelff who was killed in the line of duty 27 years ago, on November 13, 1994.  A memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM at Pine and Franklin Streets. The public and media are invited to attend. Social distancing guidelines will be observed. 

Officer Guelff was killed in the line of duty when he was shot by a carjacking suspect on that tragic day.  

Officer Guelff was the first officer to respond to the call of a man with a gun in the area of Pine and Franklin St. Upon his arrival, Officer Guelff was confronted by the suspect who opened fire on him with a semi-automatic rifle.  Officer Guelff fired his service weapon at the suspect just before he was shot to death. 

The suspect was wearing a ballistic helmet, a flak jacket, and was carrying hundreds of rounds of ammunition.  The San Francisco Tactical Division (SWAT) shot and killed the suspect. 

Officer Guelff served the San Francisco Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by 2 children. 

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