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.


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.


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

On August 6th 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.


Remembering Fallen San Jose Police Officer Henry Bunch

Today we remember fallen San Jose police officer Henry Bunch. On July 29, 1985, 33-year-old Officer Bunch was killed when an intoxicated arrestee wrestled his gun away and shot him.


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


Fighting for Fairness

As police officers across this country, we go out each and every day to face the unknown. For the average citizen, facing the unknown does not have the same meaning nor does it carry the same weight as it does for you. NO ONE, and we mean NO ONE, other than another member of law enforcement can fully understand what it is to carry and confront the burdens, expectations, and danger you face every single day. It can be overwhelming and in the environment we find ourselves in today, nearly impossible to manage.


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