Police Officer Gerardo Silva

Police Officer Gerardo Silva

Redwood City Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, January 20, 2017

Gerardo Silva

Police Officer Gerardo Silva suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a call involving a violent mentally ill subject.

The subject had assaulted another officer two weeks earlier and had to be apprehended by a canine. When Officer Silva arrived on scene the subject acted in an aggressive nature towards him. Officer Silva was able to de-escalate the situation.

During Officer Silva's following shift he suddenly collapsed inside of the police station. Other officers performed CPR until he was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

Officer Silva had served with the Redwood City Police Department for 18 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Officer Silva,
On today, the first anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Redwood City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 20, 2018

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