PBA meeting for 15th is good to go.

Jay Wendling – Celebration of Life

From Boni Wendling: There will be a Celebration of Life for Jay at the POA on October 2nd from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. John Nguyen will be catering his usual delicious appetizers and lunch. I hope to see as many of Jay’s friends as possible from the Department he loved. Please share this invite with all you know and it would be so wonderful if everyone could share those old stories that were usually reserved for Bruni’s!


We were informed of the passing of retired San Jose Police Officer, and former Association Director, Paul Schmidt. Paul passed away on August 25, 2021. Paul graduated from SJSU and was a member of Chi Pi Sigma. We will provide memorial service information as soon as it is available.



Some good news in these trying times.
I received a call from the POA and told that the hall will be available for gatherings in September.
This month’s PBA meeting for 15th is good to go.
Attendees will be asked to follow the indoor mask protocol, other than when eating or drinking.
John Nguyen of the Golden Harvest said that his crew can also serve instead of having the members line-up.
Another option would be to do it by table in order to keep the social distancing.

September Birthdays

1 Arca, Rich
2 Basilio, Les
3 Bergtholdt, Doug
4 Brockman, Joe (Deceased)
5 Brown, Dennis
6 Cunningham, Betty (Deceased)
7 Delgado, Dave
8 Dolezal, Dennis
9 Edillo-Brown, Margie
10 Farlow, Paul (Deceased)
11 Gaumont, Ron
12 Giorgiani, Joe
13 Grande, Carm
14 Hardpainter, Bob (Deceased)
15 Hendrickson, Dave
16 Jaeger, George
17 Koenig, Heinz
18 Mallet, Bill
19 Marsh, Scott
20 Martinez, Jeremy
21 Montes, Jose
22 Morton, Bruce
23 Oliver, Pete
24 Overstreet, Jim
25 Parrot, Aubrey
26 Schembri, Mike
27 Shuey, Craig
28 Simpson, Terry
29 Sterner, Mike
30 Tietgens, Don
31 Wicker, Joe


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Remember this oldie?

Bad Day at Black Rock – Spencer Tracy, 1955


In 1972, Joe Miller was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Tulsa Junior College .

On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Joe approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephants foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Joe worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.

The elephant turned to Joe, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Joe stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled.

Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Joe never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Thirty years later, Joe was walking through the Tulsa Zoo with his family. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Joe and his family were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Joe, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times, then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1972, Joe could not help wondering if this was the same elephant… Joe summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing, and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Joe’s legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn’t the same elephant.

This is for everyone who sends those heart-warming bullshit stories LOL.


Joe Biden walks into a bank to cash a check. As he approaches the cashier he says, “Good morning, Ma’am, could you please cash this check for me?

Cashier: “It would be my pleasure sir. Could you please show me your ID?”

Biden: “Truthfully, I did not bring my ID with me as I didn’t think there was any need to. I am Joe Biden, the President of the United States of America.”

Cashier: “Yes sir, I know who you are, but with all the regulations and monitoring of the banks because of impostors and forgers and requirements of the banking legislation, etc., I must insist on seeing ID.

Biden: “Just ask anyone here at the bank who I am and they will tell you. Everybody knows who I am.”

Cashier: “I am sorry, Mr. Biden, but these are the bank rules and I must follow them.”

Biden: “My goodness. I am urging you, please, to cash this check.”

Cashier: “Look Mr. Biden, here is an example of what we can do. One day, Tiger Woods came into the bank without ID. To prove he was Tiger Woods he pulled out his putter and made a beautiful shot across the bank into a cup. With that shot we knew him to be Tiger Woods and cashed his check. Another time, Andre Agassi came in without ID. He pulled out his tennis racket and made a fabulous shot; the tennis ball landed in my coffee cup. With that shot we cashed his check. So, Mr. Biden, what can you do to prove that it is you, and only you?”

Biden stands there thinking, and thinking, and finally says, “Honestly, my mind is a total blank, I have absolutely no idea what to do, I don’t have a clue.”

Cashier: “Will that be large or small bills, Mr. Biden?”


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