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The PBA President’s Corner

A recap of the November 20th meeting:

This month’s meeting was attended by over 50 members.
• No new member(s) signed up:
Making an appearance after extended absences and welcome back:
• Don Parks, Steve McEwan, Vince Kubo, Kerry Smith, Marv Lewis, Bruce Raye, Tom Brewer, Bruce Alexander, Al McCulloch

Margie Thompson accepted table reservations for the Keith Kelly Xmas Dinner/Dance for December 6th at the Hayes Mansion. A retiree reception will be provided and rides by Uber.

Two motions raised in the October meeting were voted on by attending members:
• To raise the current monthly dues from $8 to $10, not $12 as I erroneously noted last month, was not approved.
• To raise the monthly fee paid to the caterer from $11 to $12.50, with a 65-plate minimum was approved.
No new nominations were received for the offices of President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Sgt at Arms. Your current board was re-elected on an unopposed ballot. We very much look forward to serving the PBA in 2020.

Door prizes donated by: Dave Dulong, Bill Matos (in memory of), Scott Savage and your PBA.
Your contributions are very much appreciated.

There will be no December meeting; the January meeting will be on the 15th.

Reminders of upcoming holiday events:

• The Association of Retired San Jose Police and Fire Fighters Christmas luncheon, December 12th; doors open at 11 am; $5 donation for each attendee to be donated to the toy program.
• The Keith Kelly Christmas Dinner Dance, December 6th.
• The POA Open House, December 19th, commencing at 4 pm.

Lastly, the annual PBA Valentines Dinner/Dance will be on Friday, February 14. More to follow.

In closing, I would like to wish our membership and our extended law enforcement, fire fighter, and communications personnel family and friends a great holiday season an even better 2020.

Ernie Alcantar, President

Slaying that was followed by two police killings ends in plea deal

By Robert Salonga rsalonga@bayareanewsgroup.com SAN JOSE »

In August 2015, Christopher Maxwell Wrenn was lying in the hallway of a nondescript office building off Lundy Avenue, shot and mortally wounded.

Within four days, two of the three men suspected in Wrenn’s killing were dead, each after a frenzied confrontation with San Jose police. One of the shootings garnered particular notoriety after the suspect, Richard “Harpo” Jacquez, was initially described by police as having reached into his waistband, presumably for a gun, a claim officials later admitted wasn’t true.

The saga, which spurred a protracted court process and federal lawsuits, quietly ended this month when the lone surviving suspect, Duane Aguero, accepted a plea deal for a voluntary manslaughter conviction and a 17year prison sentence.

Aguero had initially been charged with murder in Wrenn’s death, despite a consensus between the prosecutor and defense attorney that he did not
fire any shots.

In fact, Aguero didn’t bring a gun at all. He apparently armed himself with a medieval flail, a spiked metal ball linked by a chain to a wooden staff.

Aguero’s defense attorney, Annrae Angel, declined comment for this story. The prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney Carlos Vega, said the plea was proportional to Aguero’s role in the robbery that ended with Wrenn being shot. “The voluntary manslaughter conviction for
Slaying that was followed by two police killings ends in plea deal Slaying 17 years was commensurate for the conduct of Mr. Aguero,” Vega said. Angel argued at the trial that Aguero was a lastminute call-up to participate in the ploy, after another accomplice was waylaid and did not get to the meetup spot with Jacquez and Matthew Castillo. Authorities said the suspects’ purpose for going to the office building on Lundy Avenue north of Murphy Avenue was to rob Wrenn of drugs and money.
The day after Castillo died, Jacquez was being followed by San Jose police who tried to get him to pull over, authorities said. Instead, according to a related district attorney report, Jacquez drove away and crashed his car into a parked car near Stoneyhaven Avenue and Kirkhaven Court. Before the impact, witnesses said Jacquez jumped out of the car and was hit by a police vehicle driven by Officer Jacob Morris. Jacquez continued running toward his cousin’s house a few yards away. Morris shot at the fleeing Jacquez, because, police said, he and other officers believed the suspect might still be armed with the gun he was holding in the surveillance video from the night Wrenn was killed.



Our primary objective is to provide San Jose PD retirees, as well as SJPD personnel with a weekly update on member status, health issues, and what might be current news related to the city and police department.

Monthly Toyon Breakfast/Lunch Group at Tacos al Pastor. 20 attendees at breakfast. Jorge Gonzalez, Jeff Martin, Hector Gutierrez, Henry Duran and Paul Gardner showed up after a bit of an absence.


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For those of you who consider yourselves as “old timers”…. you’ll remember Don Ewing…..Another great SJPD police officer has passed on….He retired as a lieutenant around 1981-82, passed away last night at the grand age of 93….. He was still as stubborn and hard-headed as always, with his great smile and humor…. He was a WWII vet…. his war stories would bring tears to my eyes. Rest In Peace Dad.

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This car has been in my family for 47 years. My Dad bought it used in 1972 for $600 cash (it is a ‘65 289 with factory a/c). My Dad was a rag top guy as was my Mom. This car enhanced their love affair with each other and with life. They drove this car to work at Lockheed daily in good weather. When Mom and Dad passed Dad left the car to my oldest daughter, Carrie. She and my daughter, Courtney drove this car to school at Archbishop Mitty HS during their high school years. The girls loved the car and always had Beach Boys music playing on the radio along with a tape of “The Road To Hana” and other favorite possessions associated with the car. Carrie asked if she could get personal license plates “Wanda J” in honor of her grandmother. (She was a fixture in the front seat where ever Dad went and her sunglasses and scarf were always in the glove box).
Carrie never got those “Wanda J” license plates before she passed. Since the car has become part of the Robinson family legacy, I felt it was time to restore the car to its original condition with new paint, rag top, interior upholstery, carpet etc. and make it like new again. The car went into the shop for a make over last June. By shear fate or coincidence the car was completed and delivered on Nov. 1st, the 4th year anniversary of Carrie’s passing. So, Mom and Dad and Carrie Briana Robinson, here is to you, the car as it was built 54 years ago (with some minor upgrades). I Know you are looking down at this beautiful car and beaming in appreciation for all of the great memories and miles that you enjoyed in life.
And, yes, this Grandpa will pass this car on to his his first Grandchild, Luca, when the time is right and he is ready to care for and carry on the legacy. In the meantime, Charlie and I will be making the most our time with this beautiful car ❤️😎👍

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Symptoms of a retired on duty cop

Do you work with people who have a perpetual “no activity, no problems” philosophy? Has somebody you know acquired a voluntary passivity, which makes them dangerous to themselves and other officers.
You may be retired on duty if:
1. Your personal squad check regimen is to disconnect the GPS, turn off your radar, turn on your favorite FM station and set your computer to your personal Facebook page. You are able to perform these tasks one-handed and with more admirable smoothness than a firearms instructor demonstrating a tactical reload.
2. Your first stop of every shift is at Flo’s Diner for the six-egg omelet with extra cheese. This does not preclude you from enjoying a lunch break in a few hours, because you call it in as a “community policing” stop.
3. Your second call of the day is from nature, and your back up is Bass Fisherman’s Quarterly. This operation takes longer to finish than the six-egg omelet.
4. You consider it a “Terry stop” when you pull into the gas-n-go where your buddy Terry is working the counter. Terry allows for unlimited free coffee and soda. You stay only long enough to drain, refill and drain your bladder again. You log in another “community policing” stop.
5. Your day-off calendar has your scheduled days off circled and the adjacent day you plan on calling in sick each month squared. You square them because you say, “A square has four sides and it’s four times as much fun to be off when you are not supposed to be.” You have more spare TASER cartridges on your belt than accumulated sick days.
6. You set your squad on cruise to respond to hot calls. This is not to ensure that you arrive safely, but second.
7. You deliberately tie yourself up and dawdle on minor calls while “Rome is burning.”
8. At every evaluation your sergeant asks, “What are you doing out there?” and you reply, “Suppressing terrorism.” The sergeant counters, “We have never had a terrorist attack in this town.” You respond, “See. It’s working.” You leave chuckling to yourself while thinking, “This never gets old.” Your sergeant takes three chewable antacids and says, “This is getting old.”
9. Instead of counting sheep to get to sleep you count the saps on the PD who work hard and get paid the same as you. This technique puts you right to sleep every time. Then your alarm sounds and it is time to maneuver your squad car out of the cemetery to end your shift on time.
10. Your personal goal is to never make more arrests in a month than your hat size and you wish you had a smaller head.
11. Your squad has become a portable drive-up window. You never exit the squad to make contacts. You park and make people approach you. When someone asks you to do anything you sarcastically reply, “Do you want fries with that?”
12. Your mantra is, “A good cop never gets cold, wet, or hungry,” and you believe you are a good cop because you don’t.
13. You have been counting down the days to retirement for 13 years and you still have five years, six months, 22 days, four hours and six minutes left to go.
14. You are a line supervisor who is always the last to arrive at a bad scene (if at all), but the first to accept credit when it goes well. When it goes badly, you are a master at assessing blame and avoiding responsibility.
15. You have done all of the above and have still been promoted to become an administrator who walks about the building carrying a sheet of paper in your hand going no place in particular. You are one of the highest-paid people on the department yet no one in the department can explain what it is that you do, including you. You are not just a ROD, but the Yoda of RODs.
Good News: It’s Reversible
The condition of ROD is a dangerous malady. It is a creeping voluntary paralysis brought on by the internalization of negativity that can alter an officer’s once-stellar performance, their survival attitude and even their ability to enjoy life.
The sins of the RODs are sins of omission rather than commission. They are the training unattended, the stops not made, the actions not taken, the requests for assistance unanswered and life potential unrealized.
The career of the ROD is an endless series of “coulda-woulda-shoulda.” The career of a ROD often ends upon that long-dreamed-about retirement. On that day, the entire shift has a grand party in honor of your retirement, but they do not invite you.
The good news is the condition is totally reversible. All the ROD needs do is to decide, “I can do better – I will do better.” (By the way, an officer does not have to be a full-blown ROD to decide to do better.)
To all RODs out there, this decision can not only improve your life but also save a life and you never know, the life you save may be your own.
This article, originally published 12/13/2012, has been updated.
About the author
Lt. Dan Marcou is an internationally-recognized police trainer who was a highly-decorated police officer with 33 years of full-time law enforcement experience. Marcou’s awards include Police Officer of the Year, SWAT Officer of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year and Domestic Violence Officer of the Year. Upon retiring, Lt. Marcou began writing. He is a co-author of “Street Survival II, Tactics for Deadly Encounters,” which is now available. His novels, “The Calling, the Making of a Veteran Cop,” “SWAT, Blue Knights in Black Armor,” “Nobody’s Heroes” and Destiny of Heroes,” as well as his latest non-fiction offering, “Law Dogs, Great Cops in American History,” are all available at Amazon. Dan is a member of the PoliceOne Editorial Advisory Board.

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Rich Daulton asked me to post this for him. It’s Rich with Gary Hughs in a BPU sweep/Rich thought it might have been the “Russ & Rosie” show. LOL. What a great time.


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Lumpy sez it’s best to let the turkey chill in the sink for a couple hours before cooking!