FROM BOB MOIR:
The passing of Phil Norton is another loss of the "old time" San
Jose Police Dept Phil was a man of many hats. A lieutenant at the
SJPD. President of the San Jose Police Officers Association
(SJPOA) A successful member of the State Bar Association and a practicing
attorney as well as a dedicated husband, family man and father. What
more can you say about a life well lived and remembered. Sure there
were riots on Virginia and King....but remember, the cops always won.
There were cars torched, windows broken. heads bloodied and arrests of
malcontents given a trip down to Laurie Smiths "hotel", but in
the end a cop that wore numerous hats of the day .... and the cops
always won. Phil was an unusual multitalented individual. Well
respected as a Sgt and Lieutenant as well as the elected President of the
POA ensuring the rights of the rank and file officer were protected.
Although he was limited in mobility and was assisted in his
"scooter" his mind was "sharp" and the SJPD was in a
better place due to the efforts set forth during his tenure and dedication
to the membership .
Beloved husband and father, Stephen Thomas Wininger, age
71, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Fairhope. Stephen was a retired
San Jose, CA Police Officer with over 25 years of service. He is survived
by his wife, Nancy J. Wininger of Fairhope; a daughter, Shannon B. Sawyer
of Daphne; two grandchildren, Kelsey J. Sawyer of Macon, GA, Allison H.
Sawyer of Fairhope; sister-in-law, Bonnie Baker of Pensacola; niece, Tammy
(Rick) Metzger of Pensacola. A Celebration of Stephen's life will be held
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Chapel of Wolfe-Bayview Funeral
Home in Fairhope. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the
service. A private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Daphne Art Center, 1704
6th Street, Daphne, AL 36526
Published in the Mobile Register and Baldwin County on
Apr. 17, 2019
Resident of San Jose
Sybil was proceeded in death
by her late husband and great
love of her life of 20 years,
Charles 'Bud' Bosque.
FROM BOB MOIR:
In the Sun Morning Merc is BOSQUE Yuko widow of Retired
SJ police officer Charles (Bud) Bosque (deceased). Bud was a
longtime member of SJPD, having worked out of the Chiefs office in
Vice/Special Investigations under the longest serving Chief of SJPD Ray
Blackmore. Upon retirement Bud took over the operation of San Jose
Transit Mix Concrete upon the passing of his brother who founded the transit
mix company. Their batch plant was located in NE San Jose, just down
the street from the Cal Trans main yard off Old Bayshore Hiway, across
from the Coca Cola distribution center. Youngsters won't recall Bud,
but he was an integral part of “the old SJPD.
Yuko 'Sybil' Bosque of San Jose's
Japantown passed away peacefully on April 2, 2019. Sybil was born on December
26th, 1924 and has been part of the Japantown community all of her life.
Sybil is the daughter of the late, Mashojoshi and Maryko Nishijima, and the
oldest sibling to brothers Katsumi (Jonnie) Nishijima, Norio (Billy)
Nishijima and Henry Hiro (Hank) Nishijima. She is survived by her loving son,
Steven "Butchie" Furukawa, Granddaughter, Tamiko Duncan and her
husband Derek Duncan, four Great Grandchildren: Joshua, Jared, Kaylah and
Riley, Great Great Grandson, Sebastian and numerous cousins, nieces, and
Sybil loved her family and many dear friends. She loved to visit the casinos,
traveling, karaoke, crocheting, baking and having a good time! Often
recognized by her sparkly hats that matched her bright smile, Sybil will be
deeply missed by family and friends near and far.
Memorial services will be held on April 23, 2019 at Wesley Methodist Church
566 N 5th St., San Jose, CA 95112 at 5:30pm. Potluck reception to follow in
the church fellowship hall.
the online memorial for Yuko Bosque
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on
Apr. 21, 2019
secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending;
And to have the two as close together as possible.”
Keith Kelley, badge No. 40 joined the San Jose Police Department shortly
before World War ll. After the war started, he joined the Navy and was serving
on a destroyer in the Pacific theater. He was killed in action in 1944,
becoming the first San Jose police officer killed during the war. The Keith
Kelley Club was named in his honor and now serves as a benevolent
association for department members.
While the C-5 was turning over its engines, a female
crewman gave the G.I.s on board the usual
regarding seat belts, emergency exits, etc .
she said, 'Now sit back and enjoy your trip while your captain, Judith
Campbell, and crew take you safely to Afghanistan '
old MSgt. sitting in the eighth row thought to himself,
I hear her right? Is the captain a woman? '
the attendant came by he said 'Did I understand you right? Is the captain a
said the attendant, 'In fact, this entire crew is female.'
'My God,' he said, 'I
wish I had two double scotch and sodas. I don't know what to think with
only women up there in the cockpit.'
'Oh That's another thing,
Sergeant,' said the crew member,
No Longer Call It The Cockpit'
'It's The Box Office.'
Adventures from East Bay, San
Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz
The P.M.S. Co's
steamer Northerner arrived on Friday night in San Francisco. "The
Countess of Landsfeldt," or, more generally known as the "Divine
Lola" was a passenger on the Northerner. She comes unheralded, yet her
arrival has produced great excitement among the "quid nuncs" of
the Union Saloon. We hear that she will immediately enter upon her
MY KINDA MILLENNIALS!
TRY NOT TO LAUGH – PETS DRINKING WATER
DID YOU KNOW OUR CHAPLAINS ARE ON FACEBOOK? SEE HERE
THE CHAPLAINS EXPRESSED APPRECIATION FOR AN OFTEN OVERLOOKED,
BUT VERY, VERY NECESSARY PART OF LAW ENFORCEMENT!
In recognition of National Public Safety
Telecommunicators Week (4/14 - 4/20/2019) we want to to thank our SJPD
Dispatchers. We appreciate you this week and every day of the year for what
you do . Following is a Dispatcher Poem that captures so much ....
“You don’t know who I am; to you I am just a voice.
It was me who took your frantic call, when you had no other choice.
I spend many hours waiting, to help when you’re in need.
“Send help to me, please get them here is often what you plead.
To do my job is complex, but only a few tools are a must.
Put your faith in me, I am the one that you can trust.
My ears are a necessity; my mouth a mighty sword.
I must use my ears to listen, and then choreograph every word.
I am the protector of this land; I take pride in what I do.
I am here to listen and do what is best for you.
The day you place a call to me, might be the worst day you ever had.
At least today you know, I too was feeling sad.
I take your problems home with me, I know that’s not so good,
But as you felt your tragedy it was by your side I stood.
I walked with you to the door, to let them into help,
I guided you to safety, when all alone you felt.
It is not often we hear praise or even simple thanks,
But the cookies and cards are plenty through police and fire ranks.
The day you placed your call, and I picked up the phone
I hope I made you feel safe and showed you you’re not alone.
Remember who I am, I am not just a voice
I am the 911 Dispatcher you called when you had no other choice.”
Tracy Eldridge, Ret Dispatcher