On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 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 18 years ago, on November 13, 1994. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Pine and Franklin. The public and media are invited to attend.
Officer Guelff was killed in the line of duty when he was shot by a carjacking suspect on that sad day.
Officer Guelff was the first officer who responded to a 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 at him with a semi-automatic rifle. Officer Guelff emptied 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 with the San Francisco Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by 2 children.