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 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 (you can read more about Officer Fontana here).

Although his time on the force was brief, Officer Fontana was a part of the SJPD family and his service and ultimate sacrificed will be honored and remembered.