The Worst Day in the Department’s History


Mike Katherman:

5 years ago today, San Jose Police Department Officer, Mike Katherman, lost his life while serving our community.
He was a son, a father, a husband, a friend, a public servant. Please take a moment to honor Mike’s service and
sacrifice today and always. Thank you to everyone who continues to put their lives on the line every single day
for communities everywhere, even knowing you may never make it back home to your families.

Posted to Linkendin by Ashoorina Barreto,
Social Media Coordinator-Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety 7/23/21


July 28, 2021 3:15 pm
Chaplain Jim reports that Juan passed
peacefully surrounded by family.

Hello Family + Friends.
I wanted to send an update to those who have been following my father’s fight with ALS “Lou Gehrig’s” since 2017. As a family, we have decided that it is time for my father to move on to his next journey. We will be removing his ventilator on Wednesday July 28th, planning this way has allowed us to all be with him, by his side.
If you’d like to leave any messages for my Dad I will read them to him during our evening prayer time which we are doing as a family each night with my father until he passes this coming Wednesday.
We appreciate all your love, support and well wishes during this time and through the years.
❤ The Reyes Family
Editor’s Note: Jessica’s offer to relay any messages to Juan in this edition of The Farsider may have gotten to you a bit late. Consider subscribing to Farsider-Live.com where the same message was published on Tuesday, allowing time for those who so desired to call.

It is with heavy heart that I must pass on information from Yolanda about our dear brother, Juan.
The family has decided that it is time for Juan to be with God. He is surrounded by family, and Chaplain Jim just left after spending time in prayer and in reminiscence.
Please pray for our brother, Yolie, and family. Juan will be with the Lord this coming Wed, July 28, 2021.
Thank you all for your prayers over these last challenging years. Be thankful that Juan will be at rest in eternal life.


July 23, 2021

I can think of no better way of welcoming members to our 1st post shut-down meeting than with the Annual Lee Wilson PBA BBQ! Attended by over 70 members; thank you all who made it.

My endless gratitude to Treasurer Larry Lundberg for arranging the steaks and his very tasty road kill chili; thank you very much to the cooks, Glen Harper and Bill Santos and to Terry Handforth and Bob Kosovilka for the kitchen prep. A shout out to Dave Wysuph who stepped in for Vice President Steve Windisch and took up his related duties, I very much appreciate it.

Three new members were added; welcome to Todd Lonac, Tony Rodriquez and Matt McLinden.

Brian Hyland spoke on behalf of the Emerald Society regarding their upcoming fundraiser to be held at the Hayes Mansion on September 11th. Phil Rodgers spoke about fundraising efforts for Special Olympics and Torch Run.

Raffle prizes donated by: John Carr (cigars), Keith Cottrell (POA cigars), Dave Dulong (whisky bottle), Al McCulloch (case of his family produced wine), Jim Guido (polo shirts), Roger Cripe (items on behalf of Bill Mattos), and your PBA. All contributions are very much appreciated, thank you!

Condolences to the family of former Reserve Officer and Dispatcher, Charlie King.

A happy birthday to the July group!

The winners of the $25 gift cards are:
Bob Allen Home Depot
Brian Bennert Subway
Stan Tice Bass Pro

Brian was in attendance and received his card directly. Bob and Stan will receive theirs in the mail. A friendly request; please ensure the PBA has your correct mailing address. Updates can be sent to Larry Lundberg; lumpyl@sbcglobal.net

I am in need of Greg Korver’s current address so I may send him his June gift card.

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

All the best, and see you at next month’s meeting on August 18th.

Ernie Alcantar
PBA President

Bill Santos, Glen Harper, Bob Moir

Darrell Cortez, Mike Mendez, Ernie Hernandez (send missing names)
Dave Byers, Carl Borbons, Reese Gwillim, Dan Archie, Rich Daulton
Bob Summers, Al McCullock, Jim Guido, Tony Destro
Danny Vasquez, John Quinn, Ted Vasquez, Curtis Jackson
Glen Harper, Bill SantosDonHale, Dave WysuphErnie Alcantar reading the birthday raffle card winners

George Padilla, Phil Alfano, Randy Cardin, DickTietgensDon Meade, Mike Alford, Ken Jadcksteit, Craig Clifton, Marv Lewis, Mike Amaral, Guy Bernardo

July Birthdays

1 Allen, Bob
2 Bacigalupi, Dave
3 Becerra, Manny (Deceased)
4 Bennert, Brian
5 Botar, Rick
6 Cannell, Tom
7 Clark, Bill
8 Comelli, Ivan
9 Davis, Bud
10 Elemen, Armando
11 Flores, Felipe
12 Hosmer, Dewey
13 Keffer, Francis Sr. (Deceased)
14 Kimbrell, Tammy
15 Kleman, Karl
16 Lowry, Mike (Deceased)
17 Mendez, Melquiades (Mike)
18 Metcalfe, Mickey
19 Mitchell, Bill (Deceased)
20 Potter, Pat
21 Raye, Bruce
22 Rice, Lyle
23 Rodgers, Phil
24 Savage, Scott
25 Shannon, Clarence (Deceased)
26 Stangel, Harry
27 Tannehill, Ron
28 Tice, Stan
29 Torres, Gilbert
30 Wagner, Jim
31 Werkema, Jim
32 Windisch, Steve Jr.

After nearly 28 years in law enforcement and 26 with San Jose PD, it is my time. Proud and
honored to have worked
alongside the many sworn and professional staff serving the
residents of this great city. You will be missed!

‘In love with San Jose’: Gary Dillabough’s vision
for revitalizing downtown

Dillabough and Arrillaga’s office at Fountain Alley overlooks one of their signature projects—
a revitalization of the Bank of Italy building.

The Bank of Italy project is part of a new plan to make downtown San Jose a regional destination

with vibrant urban spaces full of food, drinks, comedy and music.

Editor’s Note: Human Rights Director? Pain index? Racial Discrimination? Income inequality?
Sounds like predetermined results. Shoulda asked for a Cop to speak!

San Jose professor joins state advisory board on racial profiling
SJSU Human Rights Institute Director William Armaline and other speakers at a June 23 news conference. He spoke about the Silicon Valley Pain Index, an annual report focusing on racial discrimination and
income inequality in the region.

How our K9 friends Beat the Heat!



Awe, the French

This actually happened to an Englishman, traveling in France, who was totally drunk.

A French policeman stopped the Englishman’s car and asks if he has been drinking.  With great difficulty, the Englishman admits he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married that morning, and he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception, and consumed many single malt scotches there-after.

Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to breath test the Englishman and verifies that he is indeed completely inebriated; far beyond tolerable standards for public safety.

The French Policeman asks the Englishman if he knows why, under French law, he is going to  be arrested.

The  Englishman answers with a bit of humor, “No, sir, I do not!  But while we’re asking questions, do you realize that this is a British car, and my wife is driving on the other side?

What do you think about this lady’s pet in Ghana, West Africa?




San Jose fire captain looks to unseat progressive councilmember


Discretion is the better part of Valor!