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.


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.


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 San Jose Police 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.


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