Remembering the Fallen: Officer Robert Wirht

This month we honor fallen San Jose Police 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.

A Difference of Opinion

Our Department is in the news, again.  Here is a link to a Mercury News story on our Chief’s decision to return the recently acquired Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP).  The story’s first sentence pretty much sums up the event.  “Amid a national furor over police militarization, the San Jose Police Department has decided to get rid of a 15-ton armored vehicle it received earlier this year from a federal military surplus program.”


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. 


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


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.


Remembering Fallen San Jose Police Sergeant Morris Van Dyck Hubbard

During the month of July, we remember fallen San Jose Police Sergeant Morris Van Dyck Hubbard. On July 12, 1924, 29-year-old Hubbard became of first San Jose police officer to fall in the line-of-duty. Below is the department’s official account of his story.


It's Time For a New Direction in San Jose

San Jose Needs a New Direction. Join Police Officers, Deputy Sheriffs, Firefighters, Registered Nurses and Small Business Owners to get San Jose on the right track.


Please click "Like" or "Tweet" to let your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors know that San Jose needs a New Direction and the candidates below will deliver a safer San Jose.



San Jose Officers step in to help victim of homicide

A group of San Jose officers are raising money to help the widow of San Jose's 15th homicide victim. He was shot to death in front of his wife after a road rage incident leaving her without any family in this country and without the only wage earner as she stays at home to care full time for their severely autistic son. The San Jose officers have set up a donation website. Please help spread the word and help this family.


Please make a donation here: YouCaring.com: San Jose 15th Homicide @ Mrs. Huynh & 2 Children Foundation


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