From: Richard Vizzusi <rich4tennis@gmail.com>
Date: October 14, 2019 at 14:14:24 PDT
To: Craig Shuey <cvshuey1459@gmail.com>
Subject: Tom Kennedy Memorial

Hi Craig,
I just spoke to Chaplain Bryan Allen, from the SJPD Chaplaincy.
Linda Kennedy asked me to make arrangements for Tom’s friends to donate to the SJPD Chaplaincy in lieu of sending flowers for Tom’s memorial service.
Would you please send out a notification to all our folks, about the donation to the Chaplaincy; their website: www.sjpdchaplaincy.org
Their website lists several ways to donate, and it is listed as a non-profit charitable 501 (c) (3) organization
P.O. Box 2202 San Jose. CA 95109.

Thanks Craig,
Talk to you soon,
Rich Vizzusi

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Retired Officer Gregg Rosendin #3762 who passed unexpectedly at his home on October 8, 2019.  

He was a beloved son, father, brother, and uncle. He cherished the moments he was able to spend with his children and family. Gregg was a kind and selfless individual who always wanted to help others. His love of classic rock music and Sharks hockey was his passion.

Gregg’s family has requested the presence of our members at the services listed below. They request that sworn personnel attend in uniform. 


Saturday, October 19, 2019  11:00 AM

Leontyne Chapel, Bellarmine College Preparatory

960 W. Hedding St., San Jose, CA

Officer Gregg Rosendin #3762

Hired: 04/02/2002

Retired: 7/12/2012


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Attached is photo of $250 donation on behalf of the PBA for the Shop with a Cop for under served children.
The fundraising event was held at the POA hall on October 5th.
Pictured, left to right are:Darrel Cortez, event coordinator and PBA member, Ernie Alcantar (PBA President),
Danny Vasquez, Ted Vasquez and Armando Realyvasquez (PBA members)

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Save Friday, December 6th

For this year’s Keith Kelley Club Christmas Dinner Dance. This year we’ll be
celebrating the Holidays at the beautiful Hayes Mansion. The Retiree Party will
serve an array of horsdeurves and an open bar before the general membership
arrives. Dinner and dancing following. Come & join us! Have good conversation
with ole and new friends. Join the Keith Kelley Club Facebook page (private group).
Questions, text or email Margie Thompson at 408 421-3785 or sssq@aol.com



Dr. Ron Martinelli

Leroy – Can you re-post in the Farsider? Thanks, lest we forget – The 3-year anniversary of their murders. Please take time to read and share.

A Search for the Truth” A Law Enforcement & Forensics Site

Why the Best of Us Are Being Killed by the Worst of Us


More heroic than any sports figure
This officer’s name is Christopher Amoroso. This photo was taken just prior to his fourth trip back into tower #2 where he died leaving behind a wife and a newborn. Officer Amoroso is a true hero who believed in something and sacrificed everything!

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Ron Martinelli, Ph.D.
Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert
Copyright © 10-10-16
The tragic and senseless murders this past week of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Steve Owen and Palm Springs Police Officers Jose “Gil” Vega and Leslie Zerebny by two crazed and armed career criminals underscore what all cops and their families already know – there is indeed a War on Police. It is in fact, the age-old battle of good versus evil. Up to date research from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund whichkeeps daily statistics on law enforcement officers killed and injured nationally documents that as of today, we have had forty-five law enforcement officers feloniously murdered by suspects armed with firearms. This is an amazing 50% increase in the number of all peace officers murdered by armed suspects from last year – and we still have three months to go. If the current officers murdered rate continues, I predict that we will see our first 100% increase in officer homicides in the past seventy years. An absolutely astonishing circumstance. Although the investigations of all three officer-involved shootings are currently on-going, we already know some facts that have been released by the victim officers’ individual departments.

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Ivano Franco Comelli – Officer on the right is Jim Guido SR. Uniformed Officer may be Runyon Buckalew. Was with the SJPD for a short time, late 1950s , early 1960s Jim Guido retired as a Sergeant and is still with us.


Back in those days a Police Sergeant was in charge of the Police Garage and all that came with it.
Sgt. Blackwell was quite unforgiving when it came to rookie police officers bringing in a banged up police car.
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Bob Beams When Sgt. Blackwood retired, my Dad took over in about 1963. There were 57 chevies and 58 Fords with over 140,000 miles on them and the engines had been rebuilt. If you complained about your car, Sgt. Blackwood would give you a stinky dog wagon to drive. My Dad wrote specs for new police vehicles that had 50 thousand mile or two year turn-in.
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Ivano Franco Comelli Blackwood was a throw back to those “Vintage Sergeants” of the past, stern and unforgiving. While the PD was changing in the 1950s and 1960s, he didn’t change much. I had a feeling that he had a particular bias against the college educated cops that were being added to the Department at the time.
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Bob Beams When my Dad took-over, the fleet was in very poor shape. Working with the POA he wrote new specs for the cars and began getting rid of the old, outdated and unsafe vehicles. To do this, the cost to his budget skyrocketed. He almost lost his job. My Dad loved the officers and wanted them to have the best equipped, fastest and safest police cars.
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Bruce Raye When your dad was running things, Bob, those were the best days for the PD fleet!
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Bob Beams Thanks Bruce. My Dad loved the officers and wanted them to be safe.


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Woman whose invention of Kevlar used in bulletproof vests has saved thousands dies at 90  — Police Lt. David Spicer took four .45-caliber slugs to the chest and arms at point-blank range and lived to tell about it.
Like thousands of other police officers and soldiers shot in the line of duty, he owes his life to a woman in Delaware by the name of Stephanie Kwolek.


Less than 30 days away….Find your babysitters, housesitters, and petsitters!
Join us for the PAAF Hall of Fame Dinner! #PAAF #SJPD #halloffame #athletics

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The SJPOA is aggressively advocating for resources and policies that will address the homeless,
mental health and addiction crises affecting U.S. cities.
Periodically, we will feature a section on those topics in SV Crime Watch.
Click below to read the Op-Ed published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser this summer on this topic.

                                                                                       Nada from the troops



                                                      Gavin Newsom comes up with a plan for the California homeless problem.


Pint-Sized Pup Joins Police Department After 2 Officers Saved Him While On Patrol Officers Mercado and Tavera of the Los Angeles Police Department (Hollywood Division) were on patrol near Hobart Boulevard when they spotted a tiny puppy wandering alone in the road.



A tail of wags to riches: Animal lover leaves $1million in his will to the Cairns RSPCA

RSPCA manager Alice Currey Real Estate Agent Matt Foley and Jody Costa from RSPCA with dogs Jimbo
and Roo in front of the house donated to the RSPCA by the late Don Curry. Picture: Stewart McLean

Retired bank manager Don Gorry left his investment portfolio and a house at Aeroglen to the animal welfare
which is using the bequeath to build a new $1.8 million animal care centre at Stratford. The new
buildings, which will be paid
for by Don’s estate, are in the planning stages and are expected to be completed
and officially opened in 2015.


                                    FINDING ROVER – PROTECTING OUR BEST FRIENDS

That’s exactly what some cretin did to my Hobo, he was dumped out on a road and was left to fend for himself. It would be difficult to find a more beautiful dog. Thank God he found his way to me, to enrich our lives with his huge joy and love 😊

True friendship!

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San Jose among most ethnically divers in U.S. cities

Father  questions police after daughter found dead


Jane Fonda was arrested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Friday while participating in a climate change protest.

The celebrity activist was among 16 people charged with unlawfully demonstrating. Capitol Police said they had
committed a
misdemeanor under a Washington law prohibiting protesters from obstructing public building entrances.


‘I just felt so lucky:’ Three snakes returned after theft

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   Plans underway to put up temporary homeless housing near old San Jose City Hall annex


OH NO! 🙁 

A new monk arrived at the monastery. He was assigned to help the other monks in copying the old texts by hand. He noticed, however, that they were copying copies, not the original books. The new monk went to the head monk to ask him about this. He pointed out that if there were an error in the first copy, that error would be continued in all of the other copies.

The head monk said, “We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son.” The head monk went down into the cellar with one of the copies to check it against the original.

Hours later, nobody had seen him, so one of the monks went downstairs to look for him. He heard a sobbing coming from the back of the cellar and found the old monk leaning over one of the original books, crying. He asked what was wrong.

“The word is ‘celebrate’,” said the head monk.

A Butterfly Migration Super Highway Could Bring Millions Of Monarchs Through Northern California This Fall

Giant Tarantulas Can Be Spotted By The Thousands Around Northern California Right Now

This Northern California Restaurant Is Right On A Pier And It’s Just As Dreamy As It Sounds

Pic of the Week



Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I’ve made a lot of money, but I want to enjoy life and
not stress myself building my bank account.
I give lots away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels. We all know that good health is much more important. -Keanu Reeves

     L.Pyle #1621 (Ret)