San Jose Gun Buyback

In honor of Officer John Covelesk, Badge #70

On the night of November 15, 1950 Officer Covelesk was working a midnight walking beat in the downtown area. Officer Covalesk located a door at 42 East San Fernando that had been pried open. As Officer Covelesk entered the building, the suspect, who had been hiding inside, opened fire from 4-5 feet away striking Officer Covalesk twice in the chest. As he was going down, Officer Covalesk drew his revolver and returned fire 6 times striking the suspect twice.  The suspect then stood over the still-conscious Officer Covalesk and fired one more round killing him.


Remembering San Jose Police Officer Jeffrey Fontana

Today we remember the life and service of fallen San Jose Police Officer Jeffrey Fontana. Officer Fontana was gunned down while making a routine traffic stop early in the morning on an Almaden street.


Remembering Fallen San Jose Police Officer Desmond Casey

On October 25th, we remember fallen San Jose Police Officer Desmond Casey. On October 25, 1999 Officer Casey was killed while piloting the department's helicopter.

Below is the department's official account of Officer Casey's story.

Vote YES on MEASURE F

Please share the following letter from SJPOA President, Paul Kelly:


September 1, 2016


Re: Open Letter to the Residents of San Jose


Dear Residents of San Jose,


San Jose Police Department answers your calls, now we need you to answer ours…


Remembering the Fallen: Officer Robert Wirht

This month we honor fallen San Jose Police Officer Robert Wirht.

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.

Remembering Fallen San Jose Police Officer Richard Huerta

As August 6th approaches, we remember fallen San Jose Police Officer Richard Huerta. On August 6, 1970, Officer Huerta was killed by gunshots from a pedestrian intent on randomly killing any officer he encountered.

Below is the department’s official account of his story.

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