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.

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SJ Mayoral Poll Shows Cortese In The Lead

San Jose Mayoral Race Poll

Cortese Leads/Positioned to Break Ahead of Pack

EMC Research is releasing the results of a scientific public opinion survey of 407 likely June 2014 San Jose primary voters. The results show that Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese leads and is in a strong position to break ahead of the pack. The poll was conducted the week of February 17th. The "horse-race" match-up today:

What’s in a Word? When It Comes to Chuck Reed’s Pension Reform, Plenty

The following article was published on www.publicceo.com on February 3, 2014:

What’s in a Word? When It Comes to Chuck Reed’s Pension Reform, Plenty

By Jim Unland, President, San Jose Police Officers’ Association

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed announced last week that he planned to file a lawsuit against California Attorney General Kamala Harris over the title and summary for his proposed measure to enable elected officials to reduce the retirement benefits of teachers, firefighters, police officers, school bus drivers and other public employees

The reason, Reed says, is that the Attorney General used the word “eliminate” in describing his proposal to end the vested benefit rights of public employees.

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.

Remembering the Fallen: Officers Gene Simpson and Gordon Silva

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.

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