Statement on Proposed Legislation to Decimate Law Enforcement's Ability to Safely Respond to Dangerous Encounters

San Jose, CA - Yesterday, with much fanfare and little forethought as to the dangerous implications for police officer and public safety, AB 931 was introduced in Sacramento to dramatically restrict the ability of law enforcement officers to safely respond to dangerous encounters. See the Sacramento Bee story here. The San Jose Police Officers' Association Board of Directors issued the following statement in response:

Remembering Fallen Officer Michael Johnson

On March 24th, we remember fallen San Jose Police Officer Michael Johnson. Tough times for  the Police Department were made even tougher when Officer Johnson was killed by a suicidal man who was mentally ill.

Below is the San Jose Police Department's account of this tragedy.

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.


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!


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.

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