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. Fontana was only on the police force for a few months before his murder. Approximately eight years after his death, a jury convicted DeShawn Campbell of 2nd degree murder for killing Officer Fontana. Prior to joining the San Jose Police Department, he worked as a volunteer in community policing centers.
Although his time on the force was brief, Officer Fontana was a part of the SJPD family and his service and ultimate sacrifice will be honored and remembered.