Honoring Fallen San Jose Police Officer John Buck

April 5th, we remember fallen San Jose Police Officer John Buck. On this date in 1933, Officer Buck succumbed to injuries he received in a gun battle.


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


Remembering Fallen Officer Michael Johnson

On March 24th, we remember fallen San Jose Police Officer Michael Johnson. Tough times for  the Police Department were made even tougher when Officer Johnson was killed by a suicidal man who was mentally ill.


Below is the San Jose Police Department's account of this tragedy.


Let's Stop the Finger-Pointing and Name-Calling By Sgt. Barry Donelan

Let's Stop the Finger-Pointing and Name-Calling
By Sergeant Barry Donelan, President
Oakland Police Officers’ Association


When you pull open your car door or the front door to your home, you have a reasonable expectation of what awaits you. Every day is similar. For cops, we arrive at every door never knowing what will happen next.


Super Bowl 50 SJPD Chief Garcia "If you see something, Say Something"

San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia reminds the public to stay alert during Super Bowl 50 festivities. "If you see something, Say Something"



Remembering the Fallen: Officer Robert White

On January 27, 1985, San Jose police officer Robert White was electrocuted while investigating an accident in which a motorist struck a high-voltage transformer.


Below is the San Jose Police Department's account of this tragedy.


Today, we remember two fallen San Jose Police Officers

Today, we remember fallen San Jose Police Officers Gordon Silva and Gene Simpson. On January 20, 1989, Simpson and Silva were killed in a firefight with a mentally ill pedestrian who wrestled Simpson's gun away. Below is an account of this terrible tragedy that was published in the Mercury News following their deaths.



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.


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