SAN DIEGO POLICE GO TO WAR

A ROSTER OF ALL KNOWN SDPD
MEMBERS WHO LEFT THE RANKS TO SERVE THIER
NATION IN TIME OF NEED
CIVIL WAR 1861-1865

None
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR 1898

None
WORLD WAR I 1917 - 1918

Detective George Cooley

Patrolman Harry J. Kelly
Patrolman Joseph V. Doran

Patrolman Harold Reama
WORLD WAR II 1941 - 1945

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KOREA 1950 - 1953
Patrolman Robert Harvey
Distinguished Flying Cross
United States Air Force
KIA 10/31/1952
VIETNAM 1964 - 1973
GULF WAR 1991
GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR 2001 -
Officer Federico Borjas
United States Army
KIA 10/18/2008


Officer Manuel Del Toro
Bronze Star
United States Army
Cadet Allen D. Mortensen
United States Army
KIA 03/31/1968
Patrolman Raymond E. Sigwalt
United States Army
Patrolman Robert Kirkendahl
United States Army
Detective David Ayers
United States Marine Corps

Detective Paul Olson
United States Marine Corps
Officer Frank Bradley
United States Marine Corps

Officer Ernesto Servin
United States Army
Officer Joel McMurrin
United States Marine Corps

Officer Ulysses Harvey
United States Navy
MEDALS

Some of the following were awarded to members of the United States Armed Services prior to careers with the San Diego Police Department. Medals are listed in decending order in the hierarchy of awards.

NAVY CROSS
U.S. NAVY & U.S. MARINES
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
U.S. ARMY
AIR FORCE CROSS
U.S. AIR FORCE
The Cross is the second highest combat award is presented for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force. 


To date no known San Diego Police Officer has been awarded this medal.
MEDAL OF HONOR
To date no known San Diego Police Officer has been awarded this medal.
The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of Congress to US military personnel only. There are three versions of the medal, one for the Army, one for the Navy, and one for the Air Force. Personnel of the Marine Corps and Coast Guard receive the Navy version.
THE SILVER STAR

The Silver Star is the third highest military award designated solely for heroism in combat.   Established in 1918 as the Citation Star,  in 1932 it was redesignated as a medal with a retroactive provision that allowed servicemen as far back as the Spanish-American War (1898) to receive it for gallant actions.


NAVY CROSS, DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS, AIR FORCE CROSS
To date the following San Diego Police Officer's have been awarded this medal.

DETECTIVE THOMAS JAUREGUI  - Vietnam



THE DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS

Established in 1926 and made retroactive for actions after 1918, the first recipient of the DFC was Charles A. Lindberg.  Other distinguished aviators to receive the award were Commander Richard Byrd and Amelia Earhart.  The Distinguished Flying Cross can be awarded for achievements in aviation as demonstrated by these three recipients,
or for heroism in aerial combat.
To date the following San Diego Police Officer's have been awarded this medal.

SERGEANT ROBERT DODGE - WWII
DETECTIVE ROBERT HARVEY - WWII
PATROLMAN FRANK MYRICK - WWII
THE BRONZE STAR

Authorized on February 4, 1944 the Bronze Star Medal is awarded to members of all branches of military service and may be awarded either for combat heroism or for meritorious service.


To date the following San Diego Police Officer's have been awarded this medal.

DETECTIVE SERGEANT MANUEL DEL TORO - Global War on Terror
DETECTIVE THOMAS JAUREGUI (TWICE AWARDED) - Vietnam
LIEUTENANT HOMER C. JOHNSON - WWII
OFFICER TED LOCKHART - VIETNAM
SERGEANT ALBERT MASSEY (WITH V VALOR ATTACHMENT) - Vietnam
CAPTAIN GORDON OBERLIE
Officer Jeffrey J. Sterling
United States Marine Corps



Officer Robert McSweeney
United States Marine Corps
Officer Michael Edwards
United States Navy
S.E.A.L.


Officer Ulysses Harvey
United States Navy
THE PURPLE HEART

The Purple Heart is in the name of the President to those wounded or killed, while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members; the only earlier award being the obsolete Fidelity Medallion.
To date the following San Diego Police Officer's have been awarded this medal.


OFFICER TED LOCKHART - VIETNAM
DETECTIVE ROBERT C. QUIGLEY - KOREA