San Josť POA - San Josť Police Officers' Association
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Serving San Josť Police Officers Since 1962!

We promote a safe environment through police and citizen interaction, with emphasis on integrity, fairness and professionalism.

The Fallen Officers of the SJPD

Sergeant Morris Van Dyck Hubbard

Killed on July 12, 1924, by a hostage-taking gunman in a close range shoot-out.

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Officer John Buck

Died on April 5, 1933, from gunshot
wounds suffered five weeks earlier while attempting to apprehend armed robbery suspects in a car.

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Officer John J. Covalesk

Killed November 15, 1950. Shot by an
armed burglar who Covalesk found burglarizing a business.

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Officer Richard E. Huerta

Killed on August 6, 1970, by gunshots from a pedestrian intent on randomly killing any officer he encountered that evening.

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Officer Robert A. White

Killed on January 27, 1985, by electrocution while investigating an accident in which a motorist struck a high voltage transformer.

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Officer Henry Bunch

Killed on July 29, 1985, by an intoxicated arrestee who wrestled the officer's weapon away and shot him.

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Officer Robert Wirht

Killed on September 8, 1988, while on a
police motorcycle pursuing a speeding motorist, and then being struck by another errant motorist in traffic.

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Officer Gene R. Simpson

Killed on January 20, 1989, by a mentally ill pedestrian who wrestled and obtained the officer's handgun and shot him.

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Officer Gordon A. Silva

Killed on January 20, 1989, by gunfire in
the same firefight with the mentally ill pedestrian who had just mortally assaulted Officer Simpson.

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Officer Desmond J. Casey

Killed on October 25, 1999, in an
aircraft collision while piloting the Department's police helicopter.

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Officer Jeffrey Fontana

Shot on October 28, 2001, while initiating
a car stop during the early morning hours in the Almaden Valley area of San Josť.

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