Let's Stop the Finger-Pointing and Name-Calling By Sgt. Barry Donelan

Let's Stop the Finger-Pointing and Name-Calling
By Sergeant Barry Donelan, President
Oakland Police Officers’ Association

When you pull open your car door or the front door to your home, you have a reasonable expectation of what awaits you. Every day is similar. For cops, we arrive at every door never knowing what will happen next.

Super Bowl 50 SJPD Chief Garcia "If you see something, Say Something"

San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia reminds the public to stay alert during Super Bowl 50 festivities. "If you see something, Say Something"



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.


Today, we remember two fallen San Jose Police Officers

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.



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.


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.  (you can read more about Officer Fontana here).


Remembering Fallen San Jose Police Officer Desmond Casey

This Sunday, 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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