The Farsider

April 9, 2015

 

Bill Mattos, Editor and Publisher <bilmat@comcast.net>
Leroy Pyle, Webmaster <leroypyle@sjpba.net>

 

The Farsider is an independent publication that is not affiliated with the San Jose Police Benevolent
Assn. The SJPBA has allowed the Farsider to be included on its web site solely for the convenience
of the retired San Jose Police community. The content of this newsletter does not represent or reflect
the views of the San Jose Police Benevolent Association's Board of Directors or its membership.


 

  A FINAL FAREWELL

 

 

—From last Friday’s paper, the day after Michael’s Memorial Service—



“TODAY WE HONOR OUR FALLEN BROTHER”

—Thousands bid farewell to one of their own, who died protecting the city he loved

By Robert Salonga, Mark Emmons and Mark Gomez — Staff writers
Mercury News — April 3, 2015

SAN JOSE — A community came to a stop Thursday. It paused as a long procession of sorrow slowly traveled through streets lined with people paying their respects. At the downtown SAP Center, a somber sea of law enforcement, shoulder to shoulder, gathered to mourn the death of San Jose police Officer Michael Johnson.

It was there, amid an emotional day of tears and anguish, that David Solis made a simple request. Solis, a police academy classmate of Johnson, noted the “Shark Tank” normally was the site of raucous hockey games. “This is obviously something different,” said Solis, now a Menlo Park officer. “But I truly believe Mike is looking down on us right now. So I would like us to give Mike a standing ovation for the life that he gave to us.” And for the next two minutes, SAP roared with the sound of deafening cheers and clapping.

They stood to thank a man who was shot and killed in the line of duty on March 24 while responding to an emergency call. But true to Solis’ words, this memorial, which drew more than 8,000 people, focused on his life, not his death.
 

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Click HERE to view and/or share your condolences by signing a guest book for Michael Johnson

 

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The casket of Michael Johnson is carried to the stage at SAP Center, where more
than 8,000 people paid their respects to the fallen San Jose police officer. 

San Jose Assistant Police Chief Eddie Garcia, left, and
Piedmont Police Chief Rikki Goede hug before the
memorial, which drew officers from around the nation.

Colleagues remembered him as the epitome of everything a police officer should be — fair, firm and compassionate. Family remembered him as someone who always was there for them.

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath, the head of the Catholic Diocese of San Jose, compared Johnson, who was 38, to a meteorite that flashes across the sky and disappears all too quickly.

“They don’t last long, but those who experience their light remain forever dazzled,” McGrath said. “And that was true with Mike.”

Law enforcement officers came to the memorial from throughout
California and from around the country, representing agencies
from distant states, including Illinois, Texas and New York.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, the state’s top law enforcement official, said Johnson’s death underscores the inherent risks police face every day they put on a uniform.

“This ultimate sacrifice is an eternal reminder that safety comes at a supreme price, and that price must always be remembered by a grateful state and her people,” Harris said.

In the time-honored tradition of police memorials, law enforcement came from around the country, representing agencies from distant states, including Illinois, Texas and New York. But the death of Johnson, a married, 14-year veteran of the force, has been most keenly felt in his hometown of San Jose.

That’s why residents took to the streets as the procession made its way from a Los Gatos funeral home to SAP, evoking the sort of patriotism seen on the Fourth of July. Diane Urbano and Patrick Donahue held signs that read “Rest In Peace Michael Johnson” in Los Gatos. Small children in strollers waved tiny American flags.

At St. Lucy Catholic Parish church on Winchester Boulevard, bells tolled as more than 350 schoolchildren in their blue plaid uniforms stood quietly, also holding American flags, as the motorcade passed.

“All of us are so appreciative of the sacrifices all police officers have made for the community,” Pastor Kevin Joyce said. “We all feel this tragedy.”

Marianne Williams and Carol Jerger stopped ironing church linens for Easter Sunday to join the sidewalk tribute.

“He’s one of ours,” said Williams, choking up. “Police have been so good to me over the years.”

As the motorcade passed Santana Row, Morgan Hill resident Terry Shaffer waved a large American flag, tears filling his eyes.

Jeff Sauer, a 20-year San Jose resident, said he often walks his dog through Jeffrey Fontana Park, past the bronze statue honoring the last San Jose police officer killed on duty, in 2001. He said news of Johnson’s death impacted him much differently this time.

“It’s such a tough job they have, and I know they’re understaffed,” said Sauer, 47. “I was a younger man last time this happened — I have a different level of respect now.”

Marnie Wilhoft of Los Gatos wipes away tears as
the funeral procession passes through Campbell.

At SAP, an entire length of Autumn Street was filled, rows deep with police officers and their families who were silent as the motorcade arrived. Law enforcement officers — including from departments in Los Angeles, Riverside, Benicia, Vacaville, Lodi, Fresno and Hanford — saluted the hearse carrying Johnson.

Inside the arena, the crowd was pin-drop quiet as a bagpipe player and honor guard escorted pallbearers carrying the fallen officer’s casket to the foot of a stage.

Speakers remembered Johnson as a loving husband, son and uncle, loyal friend, committed police officer and shining light in the lives of the people who knew him best.

Jamie Radack, Johnson’s older sister, offered the crowd a glimpse into her brother’s upbringing and his apparent destiny to protect and serve, in part to follow in their father’s footsteps as a police officer.

“I knew he would grow up to become a cop,” Radack said. “Whenever Mike and I played cops and robbers as kids, he always insisted on being the cops and I always had to be the bad guys.

“That turned out to be fortuitous, not just because Mike grew up to become a cop, but I grew up to become a lawyer,” she said, eliciting laughter from the crowd.

Radack also recalled her brother’s commitment to mastering everything he did.

“He didn’t just play chess, he was captain of the chess team,” she said. “He didn’t just do jiujitsu, he became an instructor. He didn’t just make a cheesecake, he made the best damned cheesecake you ever had from our grandma’s super-secret recipe. And he not only kept the recipe secret, he literally stored it in his gun safe. He didn’t just scuba dive, he dove with great white sharks in the Farallon Islands.”

And she lamented the loss of a person who was tirelessly devoted to his family. Her brother was the one who helped with every move, always was the designated driver and made it to every family event no matter how briefly, sometimes while in uniform.

He shared his love of martial arts with both her children, teaching his niece how to do a sleeper-hold when she was 3. He would play Barbies with her, too.

“Mike loved his family with his entire heart, and he expressed that love by always being present,” she said. “And now, he’s gone.”

Police Chief Larry Esquivel described March 24 as the hardest day of his career. But Esquivel added that he and the rest of the department have been heartened by the vast outpouring of public support in the wake of the tragedy.

“The state of the San Jose Police Department is strong, and that’s because of officers like Michael,” Esquivel said. “… This horrific event has galvanized our city. It’s made our big city feel like a small community.”

Solis remembered his friend chose “to live differently,” and that included becoming a police officer. He spoke directly to current police academy cadets and told them that in the face of the tragedy, to turn to Johnson’s sense of duty as inspiration.

It was a plea made all the more poignant by the fact that Fontana was a member of the same academy class as Johnson.

“To Mike,” he added, “We thank you for your life and your sacrifice to us. Death did not make you a hero. You were already a hero while you lived. You are forever stitched to us, bonded to us, and now your heart will beat through ours.”

The memorial concluded with one final police ritual. A San Jose police dispatcher broadcast was piped into the arena, making a symbolic, last call.

“Officer Michael Johnson, badge 3718,” the dispatcher said. “Officer Johnson, you will always be remembered and honored for your service and bravery. End of watch, March 24, 2015. Attention all units: Resume all normal traffic.”

Then, the procession reformed outside to complete this painful journey at Oak Hill Cemetery, where a private funeral service was scheduled. Officers streamed out of SAP, some wiping their eyes and hugging one another. They once again lined up to salute Johnson and his family.

One officer instructed others to stand straight and bring their right hands to their heads in salute.

“It’s time for him to go home.”

Staff writers Julia Prodis Sulek, Katie Nelson, Erin Ivie and Sal Pizarro contributed to this report.


 

OTHER VIEWS THROUGH THE LENS OF THE CAMERA

Take a couple of minutes and watch THIS footage of the funeral procession from Los Gatos to San Jose and we will wager that you have never seen so many police motors at a single gathering. The video was shot in the vicinity of Lark and Winchester Blvd. (2:39)

 

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Also impressive was the procession from the SAP to Oak Hill for the private burial not covered by the media. THIS footage appears to have been captured by a helmet cam. It includes 100 Patriot Guard Riders who rode in honor of Michael. (Use the scroll bar to FF to the 2:00 mark.)

 

Click HERE for info on the Patriot Guard Riders.

 

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This 34-second dashcam video posted on Facebook by Corey Green will give you an idea of what Michael’s family saw as they approached the SAP Center for the Memorial Service.

 

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Four NBC Bay Area video clips can be found using THIS link. The first one is about local fundraisers in support of Mike’s family; the second one features some of those who spoke at the service; Mike’s sister told those assembled in clip 3 more about her brother; and the final video is uncut raw footage of the helicopter flyover that was part of the service.







 

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We can only hope we will never again see our BFO Briefing Room filled to near capacity with police personnel and not an SJPD badge or shoulder patch in sight.

 

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And finally, this is audio posted on Facebook by Louis Quezada of the Moment of Silence broadcast live by Communications during the Memorial Service. Hearing the station identifier of “KMA359” at the end brought back a flood of memories.


 

 

A PARTIAL LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES

 April 6th

Bill,

During my conversation with Johnny Nguyen at the funeral reception at the POA Hall, he mentioned that he was donating his food and services for the event. He said that the POA has been so good to him by using his catering service over the years that it made it possible for him to send his two kids to college, and that he was donating the food for the officers’ reception at the Hall. I don't know if he was expecting over a thousand to show up, but they did. John had more than enough food and deserts on hand for the event and deserves to be recognized for the respect he has shown for the officers he admires so much. Likewise for his wife Nina, who was right alongside him in the preparation and service for so many in such a trying time for our Dept. Perhaps a plaudit in your publication would alert the readers of our good fortune in having such a good friend and supporter as Johnny Nguyen and Golden Harvest Catering.

As a sidenote, Margie Thompson and Debbie Evangel were at Vasona Park in Los Gatos at 0530 to serve coffee from two 50 gallon containers donated by Starbucks along with some baked items to over 250 motor officers from throughout Northern Calif. who assembled there prior to the service at the Mortuary and the procession to the SAP  Center.

Plaudits also are due to all of the "behind the scene" folks that made it all happen. That means we should not overlook Dave Wysuph (PBA Pres.), Larry Reuter (PBA Board Member), Steve Windisch, Jr. (PBA Vice Pres.) and Lumpy Lundberg (PBA Sec./Treas.) who "manned" the bar at the POA Hall for the post memorial officers’ reception from 1:00 to after 7:00 p.m. Cases upon cases of wine and liquor as well as kegs of suds were dispensed by these thoughtful guys from the PBA. It’s proof of the "brotherhood" of our PD family — especially in a time of crises.

Postscript: Three troopers from the New Jersey State Police related that they were given two days by their agency to attend the funeral, but took an extra day on their own time for travel. Virgin Atlantic afforded them $20 air fares from New Jersey to our area. At the post memorial reception at the POA they were able to interface with Officer Johnson's mother, who was gracious enough to stop at the bar to meet and greet them personally. While thanking the troopers for attending her son’s service, she also thanked the bar crew for their endeavors. Classy!

Bob
(Moir) <robillard1045@gmail.com>

Point One: I have reason to believe that this is a photo of Pete Salvi schmoozing with the three New Jersey State troopers referenced above who flew out to attend Michael's memorial service...

Point Two: Bob Moir, the humble PBA Sgt. at Arms, failed to mention that he worked the bar alongside Dave, Larry, Steve and Lumpy, not an easy task when it involves spending over six hours on one's feet to provide liquid refreshment to over 1,000 people.




 

SOOTHING WORDS

I often take issue with what I perceive as the uber liberal editorials of the Mercury News. But this one from last Friday’s paper about the previous day’s memorial service for Mike Johnson was spot on…

Community, Police, Family Unite in Grief

Editorial
Mercury News — April 3, 2015

Nothing evokes the pinnacle of honor and, at the same time, plumbs the depths of sorrow quite like a memorial to a fallen police officer.

But for San Jose Officer Michael Johnson’s service Thursday, the somber spectacle of the police motorcade, the honor guard of more than 1,000 officers at the SAP Center and then the parade of uniforms filing in while an utterly silent crowd of thousands stood in respect — that was not the half of it.

The real magic was the eloquence of the individual speakers — halting at times, as emotion gripped each — and the poignancy of their portraits of the officer himself, their personal grief from different perspectives and the deeper implications of a tragedy like this for a police department and the community it serves.

Police Chief Larry Esquivel was particularly stirring as he told what it was like for him to experience the worst nightmare of every chief and department. In a profession whose members across the nation see themselves as family, grief is intense.

But the chief and other speakers from inside and outside the department at this high-profile event stretched beyond police solidarity to envelop the community. Each of them in some form noted the outpourings of sympathy and shared grief since the March 24 tragedy — as if a door had opened to a renewed spirit of common cause and mutual respect that has faded in recent years.

“We need to capture that in a bottle — not let it die,” Esquivel said. Make it “a catalyst for the new normal.”

He honored Johnson as the kind of officer for whom community connections came naturally.

Johnson’s class was particularly close, having lost a member, Jeffrey Fontana, to gunfire shortly after graduation. Officer David Solis, now with Menlo Park, spoke on their behalf with humor, grace and a touch of rhetoric more often found in another profession that’s known as a calling: preacher. He spoke of the inevitable grief loved ones feel at all the things left unsaid in a sudden loss. But instead of dwelling on it, he said, “Choose to live differently” — tell people you love them and appreciate them. Do it in honor of Mike, he said.

Johnson’s big sister, Jamie Radack, elicited giggles and tears as she fleshed out his personality through his many interests, from martial arts to baking, and his devotion to family. She expressed gratitude to the police family, naturally — but also for the community’s heartwarming outreach.

If you never met Mike Johnson, you left the service with a sense of personal loss for having missed out. If you ever call the San Jose police for help, you want somebody like Mike Johnson to be the one to respond.

Let’s take Officer Solis’ suggestion to heart. To honor Mike Johnson, let’s choose to live differently. Put divisions of the past behind us and move forward as a united community.


 

BOB LOBACH RECOVERING FROM KNIFE ATTACK

According to his friends on Facebook, retiree Bob Lobach is reportedly in pain but doing OK otherwise after being stabbed in the back during an incident at a private security gig last weekend that he was working with Pat Boyd. This story from Tuesday’s paper describes the incident…

Ex-cop Stabbed at High School Ball Field

By Robert Salonga <rsalonga@mercurynews.com>
Mercury News — April 7, 2015

SAN JOSE — A retired San Jose cop working as a school security officer was injured in his latest line of duty when he was stabbed while breaking up a group of loiterers at Branham High School over the weekend.

Robert Lobach, who retired from the police force in 2007, told this newspaper he was working as an armed security guard for the Campbell Union High School District on Saturday night when, around 10 p.m., he and a partner spotted seven males of varying ages apparently drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana around the school’s baseball fields.

Police corroborated the basic details of Lobach’s account.

All but one of them cooperated with the security officers’ requests to have their photos taken and disperse. But one became argumentative, Lobach said, but relented after Lobach pulled out handcuffs. He reportedly feigned cooperation, then punched Lobach and struck him at least twice more.

As the security officers were starting to give chase, Lobach said he felt something warm in his back, and called out to his partner.

“I said, ‘Hey Pat, I think I got stabbed,’ ” Lobach recalled.

They called 911, and he was taken to the hospital. Lobach said the knife used to stab him fatefully struck his spinal column, which deflected it from causing more serious injuries.

“I’m really lucky: two centimeters from a vital organ,” he said. “I’m in pain and hurting like a son of a gun.”

Sunday morning, police tracked down the suspect at his workplace in San Jose, where he also lives. Jesus Miranda, 24, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail, where he is being held on $500,000 bail.


 

POA PENS A THANK YOU MESSAGE TO SAN JOSE

POA President Paul Kelley and Vice President James Gonzales authored the following that appeared on the op/ed page of yesterday’s paper…

San Jose Police Say It’s Time to Heal Wounds and Rebuild

By Paul Kelly and James Gonzales
Mercury News — April 8, 2015

It has been a gut-wrenching two weeks for the men and women of the San Jose Police Department. On the night of March 24, Officer Michael Johnson was taken from us, doing the job he loved. He gave his life keeping our community safe.

From the despair of that evening, our department pulled itself through. We cried together, and we leaned on each other for support. We took enormous pride in the memorial service that saw thousands honor the ultimate sacrifice Michael made. And we continue to be touched by the incredible outpouring of support shown to Michael’s family by the greater San Jose community throughout these very dark days.

Thank you, San Jose.

Officer Johnson’s memorial brought hundreds of former San Jose police officers back to the city to honor our fallen brother. For one day, the San Jose Police Department was whole again. But it was fleeting. Hours after Michael was laid to rest, all those departed officers returned to their new departments.

The San Jose Police Officers’ Association now turns to the business of trying to resolve what led those officers to leave. Yesterday, we, along with the San Jose Fire Fighters met with the City to begin to replace Measure B, end litigation, legally reduce pension costs to restore services and turn our city around. Our goal is to make San Jose an employer of choice at an affordable cost.

As we consider how to replace the decades of experience the police department lost, we must confront the reality of what caused these officers to leave. As ill conceived as Measure B was, the vilification of our officers and the Chuck Reed brand of reform that accompanied it broke the bond our officers had with the city. We are reminded of the day in 2010 when Chuck Reed stood in front of our officers and accused them of being on the “gravy train.” When asked if his comment was meant to extend to the 11 brave men who at that time had given their lives protecting our community, Reed had no answer.

We are confident that the thousands of residents who attended Thursday’s memorial service and lined our city’s streets and mourned with us now reject Chuck Reed’s approach. This was the real San Jose, the San Jose we must get back to; and not just for one day.

That will take leadership and compromise on all sides.

San Jose needs leaders willing to stand up for what is right and decent and willing to strive to bring people together. Unfortunately, in San Jose’s recent history, too many, including the Mercury News along with former mayors and current and former city council members, failed to question and fully grasp the negative outcomes of the city’s visceral pursuit of pension reform at any cost.

Our city suffered because of that lack of leadership and unwillingness to compromise.

The murder of Officer Michael Johnson will be with us forever, but so will his even keel, his good humor and his decency as a human being. We will honor Michael and all those who wear the San Jose uniform by doing our best to heal the wounds that have been festering for years and begin to move our city forward. We hope the new makeup of our city leadership will ensure a willing partner in this endeavor, so that together we can begin to repair what has been broken.

Sgt. Paul Kelly is president of the San Jose Police Officers Association and Officer James Gonzales is vice president. They wrote this for this newspaper.

San Jose Police officer Michael Johnson, who was slain while
on duty March 24, is shown with his sister, Jamie Radack, who
delivered an eloquent eulogy at his memorial service last week.


 

POA UPDATES…



April 7th

There are two great events coming up to honor fallen Officer Michael Johnson. Please click on the links before for more information.

Memorial Run: 

Sunday, April 12th at 9:00 AM

Parking will be in the Coleman shopping plaza, by Panera Bread. The event will kick off across the street in the park. There will be volunteers positioned along the way to offer water and keep everyone on the right path. Click HERE to view the course.

If you have further questions, please email Paul Fukuma at: <pfukuma@sunnyvale.ca.gov>.
 

CrossFit Moxie Fundraiser: 

Saturday, April 18th starting at 8:00 AM

CrossFit Moxie has designed a "CrossFit Hero Workout" to honor Officer Johnson. The workout will start at 8:00 AM with heats starting every 20 minutes. Everyone is invited to attend, but if you plan on participating in the workout, please preregister for the event by clicking on the link above or the flyer below. We recommend that all participants are familiar with and have some experience with CrossFit. We can make adjustments for all levels of experience.

There is a recommended donation of $25 per entry. Commemorative t-shirts/tank tops will also be sold at the event. All of the proceeds will go directly to Officer Johnson's family.

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iFLY would like to thank law enforcement in the Bay Area for all their hard work done to protect and serve. They would like to invite the San Jose Police Department and their families to experience a human flight along with enjoying some great food. This is just a small token of appreciation for all that you do.

50% off all profits raised on May 4th from 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM will be donated to fallen officer Michael Johnson's family. The cost is around $60 per person, but they are comping the first flight and the second flight will be $20.  
 
Flights are based on a first come, first serve basis. Calling ahead to make a reservation with the front desk is highly recommend.

If you wondering "What is iFLY?" or need more information, please click HERE.


 

THE TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD

NBC Bay Area posted this item on its website a few weeks ago…

San Jose Police Losing Significant Number of Female Officers

 

Click HERE to view the video or read the article below…

San Jose's police force is losing a significant number of its female officers  -- a blow to the department's reputation for diversity and adding another obstacle in its crucial recruiting efforts.

The San Jose Police Officers Association said there are currently 85 women officers in the department, about 8.5 percent of the force and the lowest of the major Bay Area cities.

"When I wrote my resignation letter I cried," SJPD Officer LeeAnn Alfonzo said. "And it's very emotional for me to talk about it right now because I don't want to leave this."

Alfonzo is leaving the department this week after nearly 18 years on the force. She said she's leaving because the pay and benefit cuts are too severe. Alfonzo, who currently works the Almaden Valley area -- which has seen a spike in burglaries -- also said she is leaving for her safety.

"It was once an eight-person staffed area to patrol," Alfonzo said. "Well, now we're down to four."

Alfonzo is one of four women officers who have resigned from SJPD in the past two months. She believes the departures will hurt recruiting.

"We do have a diverse department. We do have opportunity here," she said. "But as staffing is depleted, the opportunities become less and less."

City officials and the union agree the impasse on labor issues is making it worse.

"Ours has a department that people want to leave," said James Gonzalez, union vice president. "And other departments are taking advantage of that."

Mayor Sam Liccardo said the city needs more women officers.

"We need more men officers, too," Liccardo added.

But the need has not brought the city and union any closer to reaching a deal. So Alfonzo, born and raised in San Jose, is leaving.

"When I took this job 17-and-a-half years ago, I was both honored and humbled to be coming to San Jose PD," Alfonzo said. "And I almost feel cheated in a sense because I anticipated retiring here after 30 years."


 

IT’S DIFFICULT TO CRITICIZE FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER PETE CONSTANT FOR THIS

Officials Eye Memorial to Police, Firefighters

By Joe Rodriguez <jrodriguez@mercurynews.com>
Mercury News — April 8, 2015

SAN JOSE — A few days ago, after the funeral of police Officer Michael Johnson, City Hall dusted off an old proposal for a memorial to cops and firefighters who died in the line of duty. “Like many great ideas, it’s a borrowed one,” Mayor Sam Liccardo said Tuesday afternoon. “In the wake of Officer Johnson, several of us started talking about a memorial.”

Now he and freshman Councilman Raul Peralez, a former cop, are resurrecting a proposal spearheaded in 2008 by former councilman and police officer Pete Constant. A council committee that year actually approved the memorial, but the effort ran into the Great Recession and was shelved as City Hall began cutting services and payroll. “All plans came to a halt,” Liccardo spokeswoman Ragan Henninger said. City officials today figure the memorial would cost about $180,000. Under Liccardo and Peralez’s proposal, the mayor and councilmember would cover half of the cost through their official discretionary funds. Liccardo would kick in $75,000 from his office’s discretionary fund. Public and private donations would cover the other half.

Reached at City Hall, where he is a part-time adviser to Liccardo, Constant said he was heartened by the project’s return to the drawing board. He was a police reservist in 1989 when two officers, Gene Simpson and Gordon Silva, were killed in front of what is now the plaza of City Hall. He was a freshman councilman when he formally proposed the memorial.

“I’m happy to see it coming back,” Constant said. “At the same time, I think the shooting of Officer Johnson was a tragic reminder that we are one of the biggest cities without a memorial.”

Although the original proposal never reached the hand of an artist, city officials did come up with some prerequisites: The memorial should list the names of the fallen, inspire visitors to contemplate their sacrifice and its design should complement the modern architecture of the new City Hall downtown.

 

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Speaking of Pete Constant, this little nugget of news was spotted in the on-line Internal Affairs column of the Mercury News on Tuesday…

Ex-Councilman Constant Knows Way Out of SJ

By Scott Herhold, Columnist
Mercury News — April 7, 2015

Former San Jose Councilman Pete Constant, now an aide to San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, is moving to Roseville with his family around the end of June. In IA’s world, it’s not precisely an earthquake. But it is a tremor, particularly in Republican circles.

The blunt-spoken Constant recently accepted a gig as a senior fellow with the Reason Foundation, a libertarian-leaning public policy organization. It’s a job that he says will take him frequently to Sacramento. He also intends to continue to work part-time with Liccardo, a gig limited to 960 hours per year.
Constant said he would miss many things about living in San Jose – but the overriding reason for the move was family: His wife’s parents live in Roseville, and the Constants are under contract to buy a house that he says is more than twice as large as his 1600-square foot home in west San Jose.
The ex-councilman has five kids – twin girls, age 14; a twin son and daughter, aged 12, and his youngest daughter, age 9. “The schools are good,’’ he said of his new Roseville neighborhood. “We’re in a real family-friendly neighborhood.’’

The former San Jose cop was briefly a potential mayoral candidate in late 2013, and he has talked about running for various offices over the years, including sheriff.

His wife, Julie, is expected to step down from her seat as a member of the Campbell Unified School District board.


 

MAIL CALL



April 3rd

Bill,

Did anyone else pick up on Kamala Harris' kudos to the SJPOA? Her reference to an employee organization such as the POA in my experience is rarely if ever done in a public forum like a funeral. The POA was given more than equal status with the City. I recall that Harris put a spike in Mayor Reid's state ballot issue with her description of the initiative ballot introduction language.  

Perhaps I put too much of a reading into her remarks, but I don't think so. It was intentional and forceful. Take a look for yourself and see what you think. I think it bodes well for the POA, at least in Sacramento’s political circles.

As for the funeral service; I thought it was well planned and executed; a beautiful tribute to a good man. I did note that neither the Mayor nor any Councilperson spoke at the service. Very odd that the employer didn't offer any supportive remarks. I'm sure the absence of City leaders was noted by political officials present.

Phil
(Norton) <ponorton2008@gmail.com>

Under the circumstances, I’m of the opinion that the City Hall residents who were there chose well to show up, but not speak, whether it was their decision or that of their advisers.

 

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April 8th

Bill,
 
I can't thank you enough for the time and work in getting the Farsider out to us old retirees; your efforts are deeply appreciated.
 
The attached photo is of Larry Fernsworth (Nails) and myself enjoying a spring training game in Phoenix on April 1, 2015. Larry was on his way home to Idaho and stopped by my place in Chandler for a few days and, as expected, there were a few cold ones consumed, some lies told and many laughs had.

Also ran into Jim Moran a few months back; he too lives in Chandler. Same as Nails; a few cold ones, some lies and laughs. Appears to be a theme down here doesn't it?
 
Keep up the great work to keep us in touch with other retired SJPD.
 
Best regards,
 
Bob Grant <ragjump@msn.com>

Thanks for the kind words, Bob. I'll return the favor by saying you two guys look much younger than the ages I know you are. Could it be that laughs, lies and some cold ones are as effective as Botox at maintaining a young appearance? I'll have to look into that.

 

PBA MEETS NEXT WEDNESDAY

For some, the bad news is that next Wednesday is Tax Day, also known as April 15th. For others, April 15th is good news because it is the third Wednesday of the month, and that means the PBA will be holding its general membership dinner meeting at the POA Hall. The bar will be pressed into service at 5:00 as usual with a buffet dinner following sometime between 6:00 and 6:30, and all PBA members are encouraged to attend.


 

THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES

April 1-7

President Obama has reduced the sentences of 22 federal prisoners who were arrested for drug-related crimes — eight of whom were serving life sentences. It marks the first time someone has said “Thanks Obama” but actually meant it.

Rand Paul is taking a week-long break from talking to the media to spend time with his family before he officially announces that he is running for president. Because nothing motivates you to be on the road for two straight years like a week alone with your family.

We have first lady Michelle Obama on the show tonight. As you'd expect, security's been pretty tight. On my way in I got five pat-downs, and that was just from Joe Biden.

We actually had to tape earlier than usual today. Not because of the first lady's schedule, but so the Secret Service could make it to happy hour.

According to a new survey, almost half of the voters in Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania say that they do not trust Hillary Clinton. Republicans immediately got together and said, "OK, this is a huge opportunity for us. How are we going to screw it up?"

After months of negotiations, Iran has finally agreed to reduce its nuclear weapons program. Which was great until Putin showed up and said, “Hi, I’m here about Craigslist ad for nukes.”

Iran said it will give up trying to make a nuclear weapon. But it got awkward when Iran said, “But just for Lent. We’ll start again on Monday.”

Many people are noting the difference between Hillary Clinton's friendly public appearances and her blunt and direct Twitter account. Yeah, she's nice in person, and mean on the Internet. You know, kinda like EVERYONE.

A new survey out says 64 percent of Americans own a smartphone. Which is interesting because in a related survey, 100 percent of smart phones say they own an American.

President Obama just made his first presidential trip to the state of Utah. Obama spent his time in Utah just like you'd expect — telling people, “Uh, no, I don't play for the Jazz.”

While he was in Utah, Obama discussed immigration reform with leaders of the Mormon Church. Obama introduced the first lady. Then the church's president introduced HIS first lady. And his second lady. And his third, fourth, and fifth ladies.

Jeb Bush is facing criticism after it was just revealed that he checked off his race as "Hispanic" on a voter registration form back in 2009. When asked if he regrets it now, Bush said, "Si.”

There was a big upset in March Madness over the weekend. The Wisconsin Badgers beat the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats to play in tonight’s National Championship. When asked how they felt about the loss, Kentucky's players were already in the NBA and couldn't care less.

Rand Paul is officially running for president. He even revealed his campaign slogan, which is “Defeat the Washington machine. Unleash the American dream.” It’s hard to tell if he's running for president or doing an infomercial for Bowflex.

A massive power outage in Washington, D.C., today affected a number of federal buildings, including the White House. When asked when they could restore power to the White House, officials said, "2016?"

A new survey found that a growing number of millennials want to work from home and get more time off. They would have said more, but they had to pick up their gold star for participating in that survey.

According to a new study, students who write out their class notes instead of typing them have a better understanding of the lessons. While students who pay a friend for Xerox copies of THEIR notes are more likely to one day host “The Tonight Show.”

Indiana's governor is coming under fire for a new law that some people feel is anti-gay. The governor now says he is not anti-gay. Then immediately afterwards he said, "April Fools." It wasn't his best joke.

For the first time, a vegan gluten-free bakery has opened at Disney World. The place is called "It's a Sad World After All."

A 95-year-old man has officially become the world's oldest pilot. He's also become the first pilot to fly at 25 miles per hour.

In Tennessee, a man sued Pizza Hut after he allegedly broke a denture biting into an excessively hard crouton. Which begs the question, who goes to Pizza Hut and orders the salad? Seriously.

The Rolling Stones announced a 15-city tour of North America. Mick Jagger said it's the biggest tour they've done on a single continent since the Stones toured Pangaea. See, that's funny because Pangaea was back when all the continents were one, easily 2 billion years ago.

Regardless of your religion I hope you had a nice Easter, which makes no sense. You better have worshiped.

On Easter, the Pope asked for peace in the Middle East. There are two groups the Pope has to contend with — Jewish people and Muslims. They couldn't wait to hear his suggestions.

Today was the annual Easter egg roll on the White House lawn. Usually when you see something rolling on the White House lawn it's a drunk Secret Service agent.

March Madness is coming to an end. On Saturday after losing to Wisconsin, Kentucky fans went into the street and started burning things. Meanwhile, Wisconsin fans went out and starting frying things and covering them with cheese.

Election officials say that in 2016, it may be possible to vote for the president on your smartphone. Can you imagine that? With one swipe you can choose a president and at the same time tell him or her where you want to hook up.

The top 15 contenders for the Republican nomination own at least 40 guns among them. If we elect a Republican president no one is hopping over the White House fence ever again.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has a new book coming out that slams president Obama. You can buy it from Amazon or download the version directly from Cheney's heart.

Someone in Utah has come down with a rare allergy to water. The person's going to be fine though because they just moved to California.

It's April Fools' Day. So be careful. And don't forget to turn back your clocks.

Here's what my son did to me today. I forgot it was April Fools' Day. He switched my Lipitor with my Flomax.

The world's oldest person died at 117. That moves me up to No. 7.

President Obama and his wife are going to Kenya. Donald Trump said, "While you're there, pick up your birth certificate."

Kids in Washington every year have the big Easter egg roll on the White House lawn. The kids found 300 Easter eggs. They also found about 10,000 missing Hillary emails.

Right after the show tonight, I'm going to the New York City car show. You get to see the models that will be crashed next year by drunken Secret Service agents.

It's the only auto show in the world where you might actually find a body in a trunk of a Chevy.

At the auto show, they have a car that parks itself. And they had it out on the streets of New York to demonstrate how the car parks itself. Couldn't find a spot.

I am the host of the show. My name is Bobby. Just kidding, it's Jimmy. April Fools.

Today is April Fools' Day. Do you know that Brazilian wax that women get? That was a prank. That started on April Fools' Day.

In Indiana, state legislators played a hilarious April Fools' prank on gays and lesbians. They convinced them they'd passed a law that would let businesses discriminate against them.

The world's oldest person passed away. So now the title of oldest person alive belongs to Gertrude Weaver, a 116-year-old woman from Arkansas. Not only is Gertrude the oldest woman in the world, she is the only woman in the world still named Gertrude.

You’ve all heard about the Indiana religious freedom law? Some people think it’s anti-gay. Well, presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, and Scott Walker have all come out in favor of the new law. Well, I guess I shouldn’t say “come out.”

It’s being reported that Kim Kardashian may be pregnant. Or maybe she was just standing backwards.

A new guide for airport security urges agents to look for whistling, recently shaved beards, and excessive yawning. Which I guess explains why I saw two TSA agents frisking each other.

A new report finds that by 2050, the number of Muslims across the globe will be nearly equal to the number of Christians. For much more on this story, mention it to your grandpa.

Madison, Wisconsin, has become the first city in the nation to make it illegal to discriminate against atheists. Said atheists, “This is the law we’ve been ‘not praying’ for.”

According to The New York Times, Jeb Bush identified himself as Hispanic on his 2009 voter registration form. While Hillary Clinton identified herself as "President."

Jeb Bush identified himself as Hispanic, so I guess it's actually pronounced "Yeb Bush."

Rand Paul announced he is running for president and bloggers pointed out that his campaign symbol, a small flame, looks nearly identical to the logo for the dating app Tinder. It's appropriate because in either case you have no idea what you’re getting into and it probably won’t work out.

British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing criticism from working-class voters after he was caught on camera today eating a hot dog with a knife and fork. And he got criticism from wealthy voters because he used a hamburger fork.

A leaked memo from Apple suggests they no longer want long customer lines outside of their stores for new product releases. And they figured out how to solve that problem: they’re going to release a $5,000 watch.


 

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If you are not familiar with the “Fallen Project,” you should be. PERHAPS everyone in the country should be. (5:09)





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Doesn’t matter to THIS Bulldog whether it’s water, snow or a sidewalk. All he wants is a board so he can go “Surfin’ USA.” (2:30)





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Here’s a video that should get the juices flowing in you GEARHEADS. It’s a drift battle between a 375 HP RX7 and a 175 HP Kawasaki ZX10. The excellent action footage is provided by several videos cameras, including one that his mounted to a very fast and very small radio-controlled race car. (4:45)

Drift Battle 2 is a well-staged sequel to the one above. This one, however, pits a local cop in a 550 HP Mustang against a couple of errant bikers. Click HERE to have a look at just how well it is staged. (8:29)





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If someone was to describe what these guys can do with a basketball and a Frisbee, most people would say it’s impossible. But we live in a day and age where video makes the impossible become real. Watch Brodie Smith with his Frisbee challenge a friend with a basketball to what has been called the “Greatest Game of HORSE Ever.” (6:29)





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Whatever the guy in this Woman’s Self Defense class movie was paid, it was not enough. Then again, perhaps his kink is masochism. Check out THIS 1947 film that was posted on Facebook by Art Mogilefsky. (3:06)

 
 


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If you enjoy watching successful fake plays, you will want to watch THIS one received from Russ Jones that took place during a woman’s soccer game in the UK last week. (1:02)





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Do you remember THIS video from back in 2008 of an acrobatic aircraft losing a wing but landing successfully?

Shortly after that video went viral, Snopes determined it was fake; it turned out to be a digitally produced viral video promotion for the German clothing company Killathrill. Click HERE for the details.

But steps can be taken by pilots that will allow them to survive if their airplane does in fact lose a wing in flight. HERE’S an example. (1:33)





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Don Hale and Bert Kelsey are gambling that THIS video will pique the interest those who are interested in military aviation. The eight minute video (an ad for an upcoming documentary) describes the miracle of Israel's survival as a nation when it was formed back in May 1948. Arab nations were within 10 miles of Tel Aviv with a 10,000 man force and ready to totally destroy the new country. All that stood in the way were four Messerschmitt BF-109's left behind by the Nazis in the Czech Republic, hurriedly assembled in hangers and never test flown, and piloted by volunteer Jewish-American pilots.





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If you want to hear and see something magical, you have come to the right PLACE. It’s not just the beautiful harmony you are about to hear that has a touch of magic, it’s also the fact that all four of these individuals are the same person, the Rev. George Bennard. True. Look closely at the faces, the same black wrist watch on the left arm. (3:08)

 

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Given what we have all be through over the past few weeks, THIS Pan flute rendition of a well recognized instrumental seems like an appropriate fit for this week’s final item. (3:12)





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Ciao


Pic of the Week

So what's wrong with this picture?



  Nothing, except that it's located at Coleman and Taylor.
(The City is fortunate that it wasn't placed on San Pedro across from the garage entrance.)



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Abram, Fred & Connie
Adams, Gene
Ady, Bruce
Agerbeek, Boba
Agerbeek, Rudy
Aguilar, David
Aguirre, Jim
Albericci, Jerry
Alberts, Dick
Alcantar, Ernie
Alfano, Phil
Alford, Mike
Aligo, Cynthia
Allbright, Bill
Allen, Bob
Alvarado, Marie
Alvarez, Pat (Campbell)
Amaral, Mike
Anders, Alberta
Anderson, Jim
Anderson, Mark
Anderson, Sharon
Anthony, Tom
Antoine, Steve
Antonowicz, Germaine
Appleby, Judy
Arata, Jennifer
Arca, Rich
Archie, Dan
Avery, Rod
Babineau, Dave & Cheryl
Bacigalupi, Dave
Baggott, Jim
Bailey, Rich
Baker, Beth
Balesano, Bob
Balesteri, Lou
Ballard, Gordon
Banner, Ken
Barikmo, Jon
Bariteau, John
Barnes, Steve
Barnett, Brad
Baroff, Stan
Barrera, Ray
Barranco, Rich
Barshay, Marc
Bartels, Don
Bartholomew, Dave
Bartoldo, Tom
Basilio, Les
Bastida, Maggie
Bates, Tom
Battaglia, Nick
Battaglia, Will
Baxter, Jack
Bayer, Lance
Bayers, Dennis
Beams, Bob
Beattie, George
Becerra, Manny
Beck, Brian
Beck, Tom
Becknall, Jim
Beckwith, Tony
Beiderman, Margie
Belcher, Steve
Bell, Bob
Bell, Mark
Bell, Mike
Belleci, Ron
Belveal, Chuck
Bence, Martin
Bennett, Joy
Bennett, Mark
Berggren, Heidi
Bergtholdt, Doug
Bernardo, Guy
Bettencourt, Ed
Bevis, Sherry
Biebel, Phil
Bielecki, Mike
Binder, Andrew
Biskup, Shelley
Blackmore, Chuck
Blackstock, Carroll
Boes, Judith
Boggess, Eileen
Boggess, Mike
Bonetti, Jon
Bosco, Al
Botar, Rick
Bowen, Gordy
Bowman, Mike
Boyd, Pat
Boyles, John
Bradshaw, Bob
Brahm, Bob
Bray, Mary Ellen
Brewer, Tom
Brickell, Dave
Bridgen, Dave
Brightwell, Larry
Brocato, Dom
Brockman, Joe
Brookins, Dennis
Brooks, Bob
Brown Jr., Bill
Brown, Charlie
Brown, Dennis
Brown, Ernie
Brown, Terry
Browning, Bob
Brua, Dale
Bullock, April
Bullock, Dan
Bulygo, Corinne
Bulygo, Mary
Burns, Barbara
Burroughs, (Bronson) Utta
Busch, Dennis
Bye, Bud
Byers, Dave
Bytheway, Glenn
Caddell, Jim
Cadenasso, Richard
Caldarulo, Wendy
Calderon, Richard
Caldwell, Phyllis
Camara, Bob
Camarena, Raul
Campbell, Jason
Campbell, John
Campbell, Larry
Campos, John
Cannell, Tom
Caragher, Ed
Caraway, Steve
Card, Christine
Cardoza, Vic
Carlin, David
Carlsen, Laura
Carlton, Jim
Caro, Bert
Caro, Lynne
Carr Jr., John
Carr, John
Carraher, Don
Carraher, Jim
Carter, Ernie
Carrillo, Jaci Cordes
Carrillo, John
Cates, Dean
Cavallaro, Dave
Cedeno, Rey
Chalmers, JC
Chamness, Hank
Chapel, Ivan
Chevalier, Brian
Chavez, Ruben
Chewey, Bob
Christian, Brian
Christiansen, Bob
Christiansen, Rich
Christie, Kenn
Clark, Bill (the one who stayed)
Clark, Bill
Clayton, Dave
Clear, Jennifer
Clifton, Craig
Coates, Marisa
Cobarruviaz, Lou
Coen, Roger
Colombo, Tony
Comelli, Ivan
Como, John
Confer, Rick
Connor, Stephanie
Connors, Kim
Conrad, Mark
Contreras, Dolores
Conway, Ed
Cook, John
Cooke, Bertie
Coppom, Dave
Cordes, Marilyn
Cornfield, Scott
Cortez, Darrell
Costa, Mike
Cossey, Neil
Cotterall, Doug
Couser, Rich
Cripe, Rodger
Crowell, Chuck
Culwell, Ken
Cunningham, Stan
D'Arcy, Steve
Dailey, Karen
Daly, Ron
Damon, Alan
Damon, Veronica
Daniels, Jim
Daulton, Rich
Daulton, Zita
Davis, Bud
Davis, Joan
Davis, Mike
Davis, Rob
Day, Jack
Deaton, Caroll
DeBoard, Joe
DeGeorge, Bob
DeLaere, Sylvia
Delgado, Dave
DeMers, Buc
Destro, Mike
Destro, Tony
Devane, Dan
Devane, Joe
Dewey, Rod
Diaz, Mike
DiBari, Dave
DiVittorio, Gerrie
Dishman, Billy
Doherty, Janiece
Dolezal, Dennis
Dominguez, Bob
Dooley, Jeff
Dorsey, Ed
Dotzler, Jennifer
Dowdle, Mike
Doxie, Tara
Dudding, Bill
Dudley, Bruce
Duey, Dennis
Dye, Allen
Dwyer, Pat
Earnshaw, Kathy
Earnshaw, Patrick
Edillo-Brown, Margie
Edwards, Derrek
Edwards, Don
Egan, Mike
Eisenberg, Terry
Ellner, Howard
Ellsworth, Larry
Embry (Howsmon), Eva
Erfurth, Bill
Erickson, Rich
Esparza, Dave
Esparza, Fred
Estrabao, Dario
Eubanks, Earl
Evans, Bob
Evans, Ron
Ewing, Chris
Ewing, Don
Ewing, Paul
Fair, Bruce
Fairhurst, Dick
Fanucchi, Ross
Farlow, Paul
Farmer, Jack
Faron, Walt
Farrow, Chuck
Faulstich, Marge
Faulwetter, Stan
Faz, Dennis
Fehr, Mike
Ferdinandsen, Ed
Ferguson, Betty
Ferguson, Ken
Ferla, Al
Fernsworth, Larry
Flauding, Ken
Fleming, Joe
Flores, Phil
Flosi, Ed
Fong, Richard
Fontanilla, Rick
Forbes, Jay
Foster, Rick
Foulkes [Duchon], Louise
Francois, Paul
Frazier, Rich
Freitas, Jordon
Fryslie, Kevin
Furnare, Claud
Gaines, Erin
Galea, Andy
Galios, Chris
Galios, Kathy
Gallagher, Steve
Garcia, Jose
Gardner, Paul
Garner, Ralph
Gaumont, Ron
Geary, Heide
Geer, Brian
Geiger, Rich
Gergurich, Judy
Giambrone, Jim
Giorgianni, Joe
Giuliodibari, Camille
Goates, Ron
Goings, Mark
Gomes, Rod
Gonzales, Gil
Gonzales, Jesse
Gonzalez, D. (formerly D. Avila)
Gonzalez, Frank
Gonzalez, Jorge
Gott, Pat
Graham, George
Grande, Carm
Grant, Bob
Grant, Doug
Grant, Rich
Granum, Jeff
Graves, Pete
Green, Chris
Grigg, Bruce
Griggs, Fran
Grimes, Eric
Guarascio, Dan
Guerin, Pete
Guido, Jr., Jim
Guido, Sr. Jim
Guizar, Ruben
Gummow, Bob
Gummow, Rich
Gutierrez, Hector
Guzman, Dennis
Guzman, Kim
Gwillim, Reese
Habina, Ron
Hafley, Gary
Hahn, Chuck
Hale, Don
Handforth, Terry
Hann, George
Hare, Caren (Carlisle)
Harnish, Mary (Craven)
Harpainter, Bob
Harris, Bucky
Harris, Diane
Harris, Don
Haskell, Marty
Hawkes, Ken
Haynes, Sandy
Hazen, Skip
Heck, Steve
Heckel, Rick
Hedgpeth, Bob
Helder, Ron
Hellman, Marilyn
Hendrickson, Dave
Hendrix, Dave
Hernandez, Ernie
Hernandez, Irma
Hernandez, Joe
Hernandez, Linda
Hernandez, Rudy
Hernandez, Vic
Herrick, Mike
Herrmann, Erma
Hewison, Jamie
Hewitt, Dave
Hilborn, Art
Hildebrandt, Karen
Hill, Sandra
Hippeli, Micki
Hirata, Gary
Hober, Margo
Hodgin, Bruce
Hoehn, Charlie
Hogate, Joanne
Hogate, Steve
Hollars, Bob
Holliday, Sandy
Hollingsworth, Larry
Holloway, Sandi
Holser, George
Hong, Bich-nga
Horton, Debbie (McIntyre)
Hosmer, Dewey
Howard, Terri
Howell, Jim
Howsmon, Frank
Howsmon (Sr.), Frank
Hudson, Kim
Hughes, Gary
Hunter, Jeff
Husa, Sonia
Hyland, Brian
Ibarra, Miguel
Imobersteg, Rob
Inami, Steve & Francine
Ingraham, George
Ireland, Joe
Jackson, Curt
Jacksteit, Ken
Jacobson, Barbara
Janavice, Dean
Jeffers, Jim
Jenkins, Dave
Jensen, Dan
Jensen, Janie
Jewett, Donna
Jezo, Pat
Johnson, Bob
Johnson, Craig
Johnson, Cynthia
Johnson, Dave
Johnson, Gary
Johnson, Jon
Johnson, Karen
Johnson, Kyle
Johnson, Mardy
Johnson, Tom & Fran
Jones, Russ
Kaminsky, Glenn
Katashima, Annie
Katz, Dan
Keeney, Bill
Kelsey, Bert
Keneller, Dave
Kennedy, Scott
Kennedy, Tom
Kensit, John
Killen, Pat
Kimbrel, Tammy
Kinaga, Rose
King, Charlie
Kingsley, Fred
Kirkendall, Dave
Kischmischian, Gene
Klein, Lou Anna
Kleman, Karl
Knea, Tim
Kneis, Brian
Knopf, Art
Knopf, Dave
Kocina, Ken
Koenig, Heinz
Kong, Ernie
Kosovilka, Bob
Kozlowski, Astrid
Kracht, John
Kregel, John
Lanctot, Noel
Laney, Tammy
Lansdowne, Sharon
Lara, Bill
LaRault, Gary
Larsen, Bill
Laverty, Ann
Lax, John
Leavy, Bill
Leavey, Jack
LeGault, Anna
LeGault, Russ
Lem, Noland
Leonard, Gary
Leonard (Lintern), Lynda
Leong, Ken
Lewis, Lefty
Lewis, Marv
Lewis, Steve
Lind, Eric
Linden, Larry  
Lisius, Jim
Little, Keith            
Livingstone, John
Lobach, Bob
Lockwood, Bob
Lockwood, Joan
Logan, Maureen
Long (Huntwork), Eunice
Longaker, Mary
Longoria, Noe
Lopez, Candy
Lopez. Dan
Lopez, Ruvi
Lovecchio, Pete
Low, John
Lu, Elba
Luca, Dennis
Lucarotti, Jim
Luna, Gloria
Lundberg, Larry
Lyons, TB
MacDougall, Joanne
Macris, Carly
Macris, Tom
Madison, Gary
Maehler, Mike
Mahan, Rick
Malatesta, Jim
Malcolm, Roger
Mallett, Bill
Malvini, Phil
Mamone, Joe
Marcotte, Steve
Marfia, John
Marfia, Ted
Marin, Julie
Marini, Ed
Marlo, Jack
Marsh, Scott
Martin, Brad
Martin, Lou
Martin, Todd
Martinelli, Ron
Martinez, Rick
Martinez, Victor
Matteoni, Charlotte
Mattern, John
Mattos, Bill
Mattos, Paula
Mayo, Lorraine
Mayo, Toni
Mazzone, Tom
McCaffrey, Mike
McCain, Norm
McCall, George
McCall, Lani
McCarville, John
McCollum, Bob
McCollum, Daniele
McCready, Tom
McCulloch, Al
McCulloch, Scott
McElvy, Mike
McFall, Ron
McFall, Tom
McGuffin, Rich
McGuire, Pat
McIninch, Mark
McKean, Bob
McKenzie, Dennis
McLucas, Mike
McMahon, Jim
McMahon, Ray
McNamara, Laurie
McTeague, Dan
Meheula, Cheryl
Mendez, Deborah
Mendez, Mike
Messier, Tom
Metcalfe, Dave
Metcalfe, Mickey
Miceli, Sharon
Miller, Keith
Miller, Laura
Miller, Rollie
Miller, Shirley
Miller, Stan
Mills, Don
Miranda, Carlos
Mitchell, Carol
Modlin, Dick
Mogilefsky, Art
Moir, Bob
Montano, Wil
Montes, José
Morales, Octavio
Moore, Dewey
Don Moore
Moore, Jeff
Moore, JoAnn
Moorman, Jim
Morella, Ted
Moreno, Norma
Morgan, Dale
Morin, Jim
Morris, Jack
Morton, Bruce
Mosunic, Taffy
Moudakas, Terry
Moura, Don
Mozley, Ron
Muldrow, Mark "Mo"
Mullins, Harry
Mulloy, Dennis
Munks, Jeff
Munoz, Art
Murphy, Bob
Musser, Marilynn
Nagel, Michael
Nagengast, Carol
Nakai, Linda
Nalett, Bob
Namba, Bob
Nichols, John
Nichols, Mike
Nimitz, Stephanie
Nissila, Judy
Norling, Debbie
North, Dave
North, Jim
Norton, Phil
Nunes, John
Nunes, Les
O'Carroll, Diane (Azzarello)
O'Connor, Mike
O'Donnell, Tom
O'Keefe, Jim
Oliver, Pete
Ortega, Dan
Ortiz, Leanard
Otter, Larry
Ouimet, Jeff
Ozuna, George
Pacheco, Russ
Padilla, George
Pagan, Irma
Painchaud, Dave
Palsgrove, Ted
Panighetti, Paul
Papenfuhs, Steve
Paredes, Carlos
Parker, Rand
Parlee, May
Parrott, Aubrey
Parsons, Dirk
Parsons, Mike
Pascoe, Brent
Passeau, Chris
Pate, Neal
Patrino, Lyn
Payton, George
Pearce, Jim
Pearson, Sam
Pedroza, Frank
Peeler, Eleanor
Pegram, Larry
Percelle, Ralph
Percival, John
Perry (Cervantez), Martha
Petersen, Bruce
Peterson, Bob
Phelan, Bill
Phelps, Scott
Phillips, Gene
Pitts, Phil
Plinski, Leo
Pointer, John
Polanco, Mary
Polmanteer, Jim
Porter, John
Postier, Ken
Postier, Steve
Powers, Bill
Priddy, Loren
Princevalle, Roger
Propst, Anamarie
Puckett, Bill
Punneo, Norm
Purser, Owen
Pyle, Leroy
Quayle, John
Quezada, Louis
Quinn, John
Quint, Karen
Ramirez, Manny
Ramirez, Victoria
Ramon, Chacha
Raposa, Rick
Rappe (Ryman), Bonnie
Rasmussen, Charlene
Raul, Gary
Raye, Bruce
Realyvasquez, Armando
Reek, Rob
Reeves, Curt
Reid, Fred
Reinhardt, Stephanie
Reizner, Dick
Rendler, Will
Rettus, Bev
Reuter, Larry
Reutlinger, Leslie
Reyes (Buell), Cindy
Reyes, Joe
Reyes, Juan
Reyes, Mo
Rheinhardt, Bob
Rice, Jayme
Rice, Lyle
Richter, Darrell & Annette
Riedel, Gunther
Rimple, Randy
Roach, Jim
Roberts, Mike
Robertson, Harry
Robinson, Walt
Robison, Rob
Rodgers, Phil
Rogers, Lorrie
Romano, Marie
Rose, John
Rose, Wendell
Ross, Joe
Ross, Mike
Rosso, Ron
Roy, Charlie
Royal, Russ
Ruiloba, Louie
Russell, Russ
Russell, Stan
Russo, Grace
Ryan, Joe
Saito, RIch
Salamida Joe
Salerno, Paul
Salewsky, Bill
Salguero, Desiree
Salvi, Pete
Samsel, Dave
Santos, Bill
Sanfilippo, Roy
Sauao, Dennis
Savage, Scott
Savala, john
Sawyer, Craig
Scanlan, Pete
Scannell, Dave
Schembri, Mike
Schenck, Joe
Schenini (Alvarez), Joanne
Schiller, Robert
Schmidt, Chuck
Schmidt, Paul
Schriefer, Hank
Seaman, Scott
Seck, Tom
Sekany, Greg
Seymour, Chuck
Seymour, Jim
Sharps, Betty
Shaver, John
Sheppard, Jeff
Sherman, Gordon
Sherr, Laurie
Shigemasa, Tom
Shuey, Craig
Shuman, John
Sides, Roger
Sills, Eric
Silva, Bill
Silveria, Linda
Silvers, Jim
Simpson, Terry
Sinclair, Bob
Sly, Sandi
Smith, Bill
Smith, BT
Smith, Craig
Smith, Ed
Smith, Jerry
Smith, Karen
Smith, Kerry
Smith, Mike
Smoke, Wil
Sorahan, Dennis
Spangenberg, Hal
Spence, Jim
Spitze, Randy
Spoulos, Dave
Springer, George
Stauffer, Suzan
Stelzer, Rex
Sterner, Mike
Strickland, John
Sturdivant, Billy
Sugimoto, Rich
Suits, Jim
Summers, Bob
Sun, Jeff
Suske, Joe
Swanson, Ray
Tarricone, Linda
Tate, Bill
Taves, Phil & Paula
Taylor, Joyce
Tenbrink, Bob
Tennant, Ed
Teren-Foster, Aileen
Terry, Glenn & Maggie
Thawley, Dave
Thomassin, Ron
Thomas, Art
Thomas, Dick
Thompson, Gary
Thompson, Margie
Thompson, Mike
Tibaldi, Ernie
Tibbet, Walt
Tice, Stan
Tietgens, Dick
Tietgens, Don
Tomaino, Jim
Torres, Gil
Torres, John
Torres, Nestor
Torres, Ralph
Townsend, John
Townsend, Vicki
Tozer, Dave
Trevino, Andy
Trujillo, Ted
Trussler, Christine
Trussler, John
Tush, Dick
Tyler, Diana
Unland, Jim
Unland, Joe
Urban, Diane
Usoz, Steve
Valcazar, Dan
Vallecilla, Ernie & Peggy
Van Dyck, Lois
Vanek, John
Vasquez, Danny
Rich Vasquez
Vasquez, Ted
Vasta, Joe
Videan, Ed
Videan, Theresa
Vidmar, Mike
Vincent, Bill
Vinson, Jim
Vizzusi, Gilbert
Vizzusi, Rich
Vizzusi, Tony
Waggoner, Bill
Wagner, Jim
Wagstaff, Greg
Wahl, John
Walker, Dave
Wall, Chuck
Ward, Jean
Ward, Ray
Watts, Bob
Way, Vicky
Webster, Ron
Wedlow, Dean
Weesner, Greg
Weesner, Steve
Weir, Tony
Welker, Jessica
Wells, Bill
Wells, Brenda
Wells, Mike
Wendling, Boni
Wendling, Jay
Weston, Tom
Wheatley, Tom
White, Rich
Wicker, Joe
Wiley, Bruce
Williams, Jodi
Williams [Durham], Lanette
Williams, Rick
Williamson, Kathleen
Williamson, Ken
Wilson, Jeff
Wilson, Lee
Wilson, Neal
Wilson, Stan
Wilson, Tom
Windisch Jr., Steve
Wininger, Steve
Winter, Bill
Winters, Pres
Wirht, Kim
Witmer, Dave
Wittenberg, Jim
Wolfe, Jeff
Woo, Paul
Wood, Dave
Wood, Jim
Woodington, Brad
Wysuph, Dave
Yarbrough, Bill
Young, Mike
Younis, Tuck
Yuhas, Dick
Yules, Ken
Zanoni, Mike
Zaragoza, Phil
Zenahlik, Tom
Zimmerman, Eliza
Zwemke, Doug