||September 17, 2021
We were given the green light to host the September PBA meeting and we had a good turn-out! Two new members were added; welcome to Dave Samsel who sent in his application and Bob Finnie who attended the meeting. Dennis Busch returned to the fold, after a two-year absence; welcome back. The board discussed and recommended a $1000 donation to the San Jose Police Emerald Society as part of their annual fundraiser. Bob Bennert made a motion for the donation and it was seconded by Dave Wysuph. The members in attendance voted to carry the motion. Raffle prizes donated by: Retired Fire Chief Dale Foster and wife Ilene, retired dispatcher (Ford Interceptor model car), Ernie Hernandez (wine bottle), Bill Matos (posthumously, infrared oven, spot cleaner vacuum), Al McCulloch (bottle of his family produced wine), Fred Lagergren (Jack Daniels bottle), Anonymous (Commemorative US Stamps), and your PBA. All contributions are very much appreciated, thank you! Condolences to the families of retired PBA members, Sgt. Glenn Terry and Ofc. Paul Schmidt.A happy birthday to the September group! The winners of the $25 gift cards are:
Joe Giorgiani Bass Pro
Mike Schembri Dunkin Donuts
Their cards have been mailed out. Enjoy on behalf of the PBA. We finally got an updated mailing address for Stan Tice so I can resend his July gift card. Please ensure the PBA has your correct mailing address. Updates can be sent to Larry Lundberg; firstname.lastname@example.orgAs always; if you may have a question, concern or comment and would like to reach out, my email is:
BARKEEP BOB MOIR
Craig Clifton, Ken Jacksteit, Roger Cripe, Phil Biebel, Wil Montano
Cha Cha Ramon, Reese Gwillim, Bob Finnie, Rich Daulton
Ernie Hernandez, Mike Mendez, Darrell Cortez
| Pete Tuminia (State Agent), Tom McCreedy
Paul Gardner, Larry Lundberg, Heinz Koenig
Mike Fox (Goodwill President-CEO), John Carr Sr.
Steve Windisch, Terry Handforth
Rich Arca, Mike Sterner, Norv Pulliam
George Padilla, Don Parks, Gary Purcelle (Ralph’s Brother), Ralph Purcelle
Fred Lagergren, Steve Windisch
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!
No further information at this time. If we are made aware of a memorial service, or other relevant information, we will pass that information on to you.
RIP Paul Schmidt
Paul Edward Schmidt
Feb. 19, 1942 – Aug. 25, 2021
Resident of San Jose
Paul, 79, passed away in peace in San Jose on August 25, 2021. Born in Oakland, CA, Paul grew up in a tight-knit and loving family. After Oakland HS and Oakland City College, he moved to San Jose in 1961 to attend SJSU. He was hired by the SJ Police Department in 1964 and worked full time while finishing up his BA in Administration of Justice with a minor in Psychology. Paul was a lifelong member of Chi Pi Sigma, a law enforcement fraternity. He served in the Coast Guard reserve. He worked for the PD for 30 years and then as a reserve officer. He was honored in 1991 for his “skilled police work” on a case. He met his beloved wife Carol (Reedy) via a blind date in 1967 and they married 16 months later.
Paul had many activities and hobbies and was involved in many organizations—he grew up singing in choirs, camping, fishing and hiking with his family. He loved boating and water skiing. He cherished his 1965 Ford Mustang and later restored it to its original condition. He played adult soccer and then coached both his children’s PAL soccer teams for 9 years, serving as Equipment Chairman, and winning the Coach of the Year award in 1982. He and Carol began attending Los Gatos Christian in 1978, raising their children in the Lord, and were involved in their Shepherding Group. In retirement, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, genealogy, travel, and serving on Boards of both the International Police Association and the Association of Retired San Jose Police Officers and Firefighters. He provided care for his parents and his in-laws. He will be remembered for his kindness, his laughter, and certainly, his practical jokes!
He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Carol; son PJ (Jennifer) and daughter Karyn (Kurt Morrill); grandchildren Ben Schmidt, Samuel and Nathan Morrill; his brother David; as well as nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and dear lifelong friends.
He is preceded in death by parents Paul & Margaret (Viera) Schmidt and brother Larry.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, Sept 18th at 10:30 a.m. at Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos. The graveside service will be private. Please RSVP via email@example.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to CurePSP, Progressive Sypranuclear Palsy (psp.org).
View the online memorial for Paul Edward Schmidt
Manoah (Robbie) Robison is suffering from ALS (Lou Gerig’s disease) of the mouth, tongue and throat. It is incurable and his wife Linda says she doesn’t think he will make it to Christmas. He just had a feeding tube inserted and his talking is reduced to just garbles. He is however still physically strong and would love to have friends visit at their home. Linda asks that you call or text her cell first at (209) 484-9013. If you want to talk to Robbie she can put her phone on speaker and he can write responses or just listen.
Messimer. Dwight has a heart condition that has resulted in two major attacks in March. His doctor’s say he won’t survive another and are only giving him a few months to live. Dwight is still mentally strong and still has a quick wit about him. Dwight just finished his 14th historical military novel last year and they are all on Amazon. The screen rights of one book was purchased by a Hollywood producer but the movie has yet to be made. He would like friends to stop by for a visit or call, text or email. His wife Rainey is taking care of him and is looking forward to visits from Dwight’s friends.
Vaccine mandate has prompted him to resign
San Jose is among those requiring all employees to show proof of a COVID vaccination by Sept. 30. Now some worry that could lead to a wave of resignations, creating a new kind of public safety problem.
Dave Gutierrez, a reserve police officer in San Jose, said the vaccine mandate has prompted him to resign.
Gutierrez is not vaccinated, but said he was more than willing to submit to weekly negative COVID tests in order to keep his position. Instead, the new city mandate forced his hand and he worked his last shift as a San Jose reserve officer on Saturday.
“To me it’s my faith,” he said. “What I will and won’t put in my body and I chose not to be vaccinated.”
notice that politicians were not involved:
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62 Spectacular Photos Show the Wonders of Nature
| It takes 9 to 27 days for the eggs to hatch but that doesn’t mean their spider mom is going to leave them right after they hatch. In fact, the baby spiders will stay on their mother’s back until they are old enough to hunt for their own food.
This poor pig was trying to escape its fate and seek freedom from the slaughterhouse when it jumped out of a truck full of other pigs.
This adorable little elephant was stuck in a man-made hole in concrete. We’re not quite sure how it got there since it had to walk backwards to get stuck in this position but there is no doubt that this baby elephant needed some help finding its way out.
Yes, this is a real-life photograph of a man cycling and trying to escape a bear in Alaska. Even though bears don’t attack humans often, we still fear them more than we fear snakes or bees, which are more likely to harm us than bears.
This tree full of goats is located in Morocco and it is called the Argania tree. This is actually a very rare tree that produces a tasty nut that goats can’t resist. When looking at the photo, you might think the goats are actually hiding from something down below. Well, that’s not the case because the goats weren’t in any danger after all.
|This might be the coolest Facebook cover photo ever taken. The girl in the photo, named Audra Thomas, took this opportunity and had her picture taken in front of an F-1 tornado. However, she does come from Beaver City, Nebraska, where tornado’s aren’t unusual so we understand why she is so calm and peaceful in the picture.
The beluga whales live in the Arctic waters and, due to their unique anatomical traits, they are quite different from other whale species. Besides the strange human-like knees, beluga whales also have white coloring and no dorsal fin. (Aha! Origin of the Mermaid tales)
What at first glance looks like dark camels walking reveals itself to actually be more of an illusion upon closer investigation. See the white stripes in the sand? Those are the real camels! The larger shapes are their shadows, cast along the ground as the sun shines across the camels’ backs. American photographer George Steinmetz managed to capture the exemplary photo by using a motorized paraglider which consisted of a motor, a wing, and harness for a single pilot. He had to steer the paraglider 500 feet in the air while trying to focus on the perfect shot!
Named Cuff and Link, these two turtles have recently celebrated their 44th birthday. After filming “Rocky,” Stallone decided to keep the turtles and, rumor has it that they might appear in “Creed 2.”
Two photographers did a great job merging two photos to present the wildlife in Australia. If you didn’t know how snakes made love, now you learned something new. And yes, a dingo can actually eat a shark, as it is shown on the picture.
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