Breakfast Club starting up again; left to right:
Craig Clifton, George Padilla, Dan Archie, Robert Dominguez, Ernie Alcantar, Russ Pacheco, Steve Caraway, Wil Montano, Ted Vasquez, Armando Realyvasquez

May 19, 2021

From the President:

I would like to share an example of the camaraderie, the lifelong friendships and how we look out for our own, whether an active or retired member of the PD. On April 27, a call for service during the 1st Watch resulted in contact with a retiree, whom was determined to be in need of personal attention. District Sgt. John Byers, the son of Dave Byers contacted the POA, seeking outreach for the retiree.

I was then contacted by POA Vice President Sean Pritchard; he asked if was possible to contact a friend or former partner who might be able to provide information regarding a family member to make them aware of the situation.  I sent out an email to the PBA Board members and Farsider editor Leroy Pyle, asking for the posting of an appeal to the membership.

Within minutes, Treasurer Larry Lundberg spoke with Don Hale.  Don called me and said he would reach out to the retiree’s former partner.  Don was successful, fellow retirees, Ron Webster and Dave Fazo were contacted.  A former spouse was informed of the matter and stepped in to lend some assistance and contact a son and daughter.  The mass appeal was not necessary.

The actions of those identified personifies the affinity for each other within the law enforcement community.  A call for a fill went out and was answered without hesitation.  Ron and Dave provided financial support so the daughter could travel and contact her father.  Thank you all for your efforts!

The POA is not open for a meeting this month.  Hopefully it be will available next month.  I will pass on any change as soon as I receive notice.

Condolences to the families of Lt. Tom Perez, Sgt. Jason Woodall and PBA member Sgt. Bill Mitchell for their loss. 

A happy May birthday to those adding another candle to their count!

The winners of the $25 gift cards are:

  1. Ed Tennant A cash donation in his honor will be made to the Chaplaincy
  2. Bill Silva Bass Pro
  3. Christina Thomas Target

As always; if you may have a question, concern or comment and would like to reach out, my email is:


All the best,

Ernie Alcantar, PBA President

May Birthdays

1   Alexander, Bruce

2   Blackstock, Carroll

3   Cadenasso, Rich (Deceased)

4   Chamness, Hank

5   Cook, John

6   Cortez, Darrell

7   Ellsworth, Larry

8   Emery, Lou (Deceased)

9   Erfurth, Bill

10 Gardner, Paul

11 Handa, Mitch

12 Hughes, Gary (Deceased)

13 Kocina, Ken (Deceased)

14 Kubo, Vince

15 McCall, George

16 McCready, Tom

17 McCulloch, Allen

18 Otter, Larry

19 Petersen, Bruce (Deceased)

20 Powers, Bill

21 Punneo, Norm

22 Pyle, Leroy

23 Raymond, Greg

24 Seaman, Scott

25 Silva, Bill

26 Tenant, Ed

27 Tomas, Christina

28 Usoz, Steve

29 Vasquez, Daniel

30 Vasquez, Ted

31 Waggoner, Bill

32 Witmer, Dave

33 Womack, Kenn

34 Wright, Doug (Deceased)

In an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, visitors to the Police Department’s Main Lobby are required to wear face coverings/masks. Many of the services provided by the main lobby can be accessed online or by telephone. For more information click here.

San Jose police officers are getting a raise

San Jose Police Department

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

SJPD Arrest Suspects for Armed Robberies

VICTIM #1: Variedades Franco Store VICTIM #2: Plaza Jewelers Store
Suspect Selveen Prasad
Suspect Kyrell Trotter
 Suspect Manuel Ramirez

The San José Police Department has been investigating several armed robbery cases at jewelry stores in the City of San José. Robbery detectives were able to identify a total of three suspects.

Slow moves to improve police training

Police departments have ramped up training in the year since George Floyd’s death — but there’s little solid evidence that the programs work, experts and practitioners tell Axios managing editor David Nather.

  • Why it matters: If the training does have a meaningful impact in steering officers away from deadly confrontations, it could take years.

The programs are designed to deter the use of force in several ways:

  • De-escalation training teaches police officers how to defuse volatile situations.
  • Implicit bias training shows officers how hidden biases might affect their actions and suggests ways to counteract them.
  • Duty-to-intervene training, such as Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program, teaches officers how to step in to prevent a colleague from using inappropriate force.

Between the lines: A fair amount of de-escalation and implicit bias training is already in place, driven by heightened interest after the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

A new Axios-Ipsos poll found that nearly seven out of 10 Black Americans — 68% — said the police do not look out for people like them well.

  • That’s a drastically different perception than other groups: 83% of white Americans, 60% of Hispanic Americans, and 61% of Asian Americans all said the police look out for them well.

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This comes from Dr. Patrick Teefy, Cardiology Head at the Nuclear Medicine Institute University Hospital, London Ont.

I hope everyone can send this on as it is really important for everyone to know!

1. Let’s say it’s 7:25 pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

2. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.

3. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.

4. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.

5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.


Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

7. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.

A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

8 . Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it to regain a normal rhythm.
In this way, heart attack victims can get help or to a hospital.

9. . Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!

10. . A cardiologist says: “If everyone who gets this email & kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.

11. Rather than sending jokes, please contribute by forwarding this email which can save a person’s life….

12. If this message comes around to you ….. more than once…. please don’t get irritated…. We all need to be happy that we have many friends who care about us and we are being reminded of how to tackle. Heart attacks…. when we are alone.


Harry Submitted: Harry Mullins <hmullins08@yahoo.com>

 IRS vs Boat Owner
The IRS suspected a fishing boat owner wasn’t paying proper wages to his deckhand and sent an agent to investigate him.
IRS  AUDITOR: “I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them”.
BOAT  OWNER:     “Well,   there’s  Clarence,  my deckhand.   He’s  been  with  me  for 3  years.   I pay him $1,000 a week  plus  free  room and board.   Then there’s the mentally challenged guy.   He works about 18 hours every day and does about  90%  of  the work around here.  He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board,  and  I  buy him a bottle of  Bacardi rum  and  a  dozen  Budweisers every  Saturday night  so he can cope with life. He also gets to sleep with my wife occasionally”.

IRS  AUDITOR:  “That’s the guy I want to talk to – the mentally challenged one”.
BOAT OWNER:     “That would be me.   What would you like to know”?

Dancing On The Ceiling‘ – An Old School Mash Up


Pretending to Put My Husky on a Diet!


Politically Incorrect Old Commercials


Hilarious Picture From Mar-A-Lago Is Bringing Joy To Twitter Users

SUBMITTED BY: MICHAEL P Tremoglie <mpt405@gmail.com>

I am sending you a link to a column I wrote that has been published today by the Houston Courant. It concerns the ongoing demonization of police. 
As a former Philadelphia police officer, this is an issue about which I feel quite strongly. I am sure you understand why I feel it is of tremendous importance to our society. I urge you to read the piece and welcome any comments positive or negative.

The wisdom of the founder of Dubai

The founder of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid, was asked about the future of his country, and he replied, “My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I ride a Mercedes, my son rides a Land Rover, and my grandson is going to ride a Land Rover…but my great-grandson is going to have to ride a camel again.”

Why is that, he was asked? And his reply was, “Hard times create strong men, strong men create easy times. Easy times create weak men, weak men create difficult times.  Many will not understand it, but you have to raise warriors, not parasites.”

And add to that the historical reality that all great empires…the Persians, the Trojans, the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, and in later years, the British…all rose and perished within 240 years. They were not conquered by external enemies; they rotted from within.

America has now passed that 240 year mark, and the rot is starting to be visible and is accelerating. We are past the Mercedes and Land Rover Years….the camels are on the horizon.  

Last November, 45 million Americans voted for Biden and demonstrated either that they know nothing about history or they think we should all be riding camels.


Subject: Gonorrhea Lectim…
 Nation-Wide ALERT
Information about Gonorrhea Lectim…
The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a new virulent strain of this old disease! The disease is called Gonorrhea Lectim. It’s pronounced “Gonna re-elect ’em“, and is capable of crippling our current population. 
The disease is contracted through dangerous and high risk behavior involving putting your cranium up your rectum. Many victims contracted it in 2020 when they elected Joe Biden and Liberal Progressives into power and are now starting to realize how destructive this sickness is.
It’s sad because Gonorrhea Lectim is easily cured with a new drug just coming on the market called Votemout. It’s pronounced “Vote-em-out”. It can be picked up at your local pharmacy without a doctor’s prescription. You take the first dose now as a Federal election can be called at any time. The second dose should be taken just before the 2022 elections, otherwise, it could eventually wipe out all life as we presently know it in the USA.
Please pass this important message on to all those bright folk you really care about.


Typical Thursday Morning!