SJPD Officer Michael Johnson the 12th to Be Killed In Line of Duty - NBC Bay Area

SJPD Officer Michael Johnson the 12th to Be Killed In Line of Duty

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    San Jose police officer Michael Johnson was the 12th officer to be killed in the department's 166th year history. He was gunned down on March 24 when 57-year-old Scott Dunham, who was suicidal, fired a rifle from his balcony on Senter Road.

    Here is a look at all 12.

    Police Officer Michael Johnson
    San Jose Police Department, CA
    EOW: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    Cause of Death: Gunfire

    Police Officer Jeffrey Fontana
    San Jose Police Department, CA
    EOW: Sunday, October 28, 2001
    Cause of Death: Gunfire

    Police Officer Desmond J. Casey

    San Jose Police Department, CA
    EOW: Monday, October 25, 1999
    Cause of Death: Aircraft accident

    Officer Gordon A. Silva
    San Jose Police Department, CA
    EOW: Friday, January 20, 1989
    Cause of Death: Gunfire

    Officer Gene Ronald Simpson

    San Jose Police Department, CA
    EOW: Friday, January 20, 1989
    Cause of Death: Gunfire

    Officer Robert Lee Wirht

    San Jose Police Department, CA
    EOW: Thursday, September 8, 1988
    Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit

    Police Officer Henry I. Bunch
    San Jose Police Department, CA
    EOW: Monday, July 29, 1985
    Cause of Death: Gunfire

    Officer Robert A. "Bob" White
    San Jose Police Department, CA
    EOW: Sunday, January 27, 1985
    Cause of Death: Electrocuted

    Officer Richard E. Huerta
    San Jose Police Department, CA
    EOW: Thursday, August 6, 1970
    Cause of Death: Gunfire

    Officer John J. Covalesk
    San Jose Police Department, CA
    EOW: Wednesday, November 15, 1950
    Cause of Death: Gunfire

    Officer John Buck
    San Jose Police Department, CA
    EOW: Wednesday, April 5, 1933
    Cause of Death: Gunfire
     

    Sgt. Morris Vandyck Hubbard

    San Jose Police Department, CA
    EOW: Saturday, July 12, 1924
    Cause of Death: Gunfire

    Source: Officer Down Memorial Page odmp.org