New York SBA President Ed Mullins' statement to his membership

New York Police Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins sent the following statement to his membership:


Dear Fellow Sergeant,


It is with much joy and relief that I report that Sgt. Hugh Barry was acquitted of all charges related to the death of an emotionally disturbed woman named Deborah Danner on October 18, 2016. The three-week bench trial was heard before Judge  Robert A. Neary in Bronx Criminal Court.


NYPD SGT. HUGH BARRY FOUND NOT GUILTY

Bronx Supreme Court Judge Robert Neary has found NYPD Sgt. Hugh Barry not guilty for shooting a mentally-ill individual that swung a bat at the Sergeant's head. The Judge's ruling in the case should send a strong message to law enforcement that they should continue to take the necessary steps to protect themselves, their partners, and the public from dangerous threats. An adult swinging a baseball bat at an officer's head is a dangerous threat!


#WeStand

As a founding member of the United Coalition of Public Safety, the San Jose Police Officers' Association is proud to stand with fellow police unions in support of our American Veteran heroes who have served our country and strengthen the very fabric of the diverse communities we serve.


UCOPS supports American Veterans. All the freedoms we hold so dearly are the same freedoms our Veterans fought to preserve, some of them paying the ultimate sacrifice.


Join us as #WeStand!


We’ve made a donation to AmVets to honor the good work they do for our communities and our Veterans. Will you donate, too?


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.


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. The suspect then stood over the still-conscious Officer Covalesk and fired one more round killing him.

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.


Remembering Fallen San Jose Police Officer Desmond Casey

On October 25th, we remember fallen San Jose Police Officer Desmond Casey. On October 25, 1999 Officer Casey was killed while piloting the department's helicopter.


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


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