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Police Officer Jeffrey Michael Fontana | San Jose Police Department, California San Jose Police Department, California

Police Officer

Jeffrey Michael Fontana

San Jose Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, October 28, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 9 months

Badge # 3702

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Officer Jeffrey Fontana was shot and killed while patrolling an affluent neighborhood in San Jose.

At approximately 4:30 am, Officer Fontana came upon a suspect who ambushed him, shooting him several times. Officer Fontana was found several feet from his patrol car with his weapon still in its holster. The shooter fled the scene but was apprehended one and a half weeks later.

In May 2009 the killer was convicted of second degree murder.

Officer Fontana had been employed with the San Jose Police Department for about one year, but had only been on patrol by himself for one week. He is survived by his parents and two brothers.

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I think about Jeff every year about this time and always wish I could have done more. RIP, you will never be forgotten

Dan Schillaci
DOJ - Agent who worked on case
October 28, 2016


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