Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jeffrey Michael Fontana

San Jose Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, October 28, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Jeffrey Michael Fontana

Never forgotten!

Officer (retired) Dan Schillaci
Redwood City PD

October 28, 2018

You are much appreciated and thought about.

Your former classmate & Wife of a LEO

February 6, 2018

Your name and badge are written on the star on top of our Christmas Tree this year. We will never forget your sacrifice.

Melissa Riley
SRPD

December 24, 2017

Never forgotten

Ken Hardesty

October 28, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 16th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 28, 2017

Not forgotten

DS
Retired

October 28, 2017

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

Jeffrey

You were a great person and I was honored to have shared a car with you for 5 weeks. Your always missed brother!

Peace

B Mac
SJPD

August 9, 2014

My name is Sabrinea Neri and I am a student at Heald College in Modesto, Ca. my major is Criminal Justice. My CJ teacher has asked me to find a fallen hero and dedicate my last quarter to that hero before I graduate. As I scrolled through this website I found Jeffery Fontana and knew right away this was my hero. The reason I choose him is because for one even though I didn't have the opportunity to meet my fallen hero, I know his gave his life to protect the people. His dedication will never be forgotten, His memory will keep me strong during this chapter of my education even as life tries to knock me down I will keep my promise to his memory. I am truly sorry for your loss Mr. and Mrs. Fontana but as you can see your son still has an important impact on someone's life. Thank You and GOD BLESS......Sincerely Sabrinea Neri

Sabrinea Neri
Heald College Modesto, Ca.

July 30, 2014

I was a police cadet when Jeffrey was killed. I was riding along with a friend that morning but left early, only a few hours before Jeff was killed. I remember hearing the news and how it felt hearing that a role model had been killed serving the very community I lived in and wanted to one day serve myself. Jeff's death struck me especially because he was young, relatively fresh from the academy and by all accounts becoming the type of officer SJPD was so well respected for breeding.

I spent many of my days during Jeffrey's trial sitting in the courtroom listening to testimony and trying to piece together for myself how this tragedy transpired.

Tomorrow, on the anniversary of Jeff's LODD I officially join the ranks of role models like him and get sworn in as a peace officer. I will continue to remember Jeff's sacrifice and strive to be the type of person and officer he was.

BW

October 27, 2013

With the death of two more local officers, I can't help but think back and remember the day you were killed. I will never forgot walking into our hallways and seeing the expressions of the faces of your academy mates. I think of you often.... and your family.

RIP

Sergeant
SJPD

March 5, 2013

Not forgotten.

BW

October 28, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Fontana. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Jeff,

Just wanted to stop by and tell you that you are not forgotten. I am extremely proud to have served in the same agency that you did, brother.

CP

Chris Poteat
Former San Jose Police Officer

August 13, 2011

Thank you for your dedication and service. My prayers are with your family.

Special Agent
FBI

January 24, 2011

Remembering Jeffery Fontana on his ninth Memorial Day

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers! I was horrified when I heard of Jeffery’s murder! Kate, Chris and I all mourned for your loss. We all lost a wonderful person that day. Both Kate and Chris always remember Jeffery with fond memories and you always ask yourself, why Jeffery of all people?
I want you to know, Jeffery will not be forgotten in our family, and we will still lift all of you up in prayer. I know other people like Jane S. who always laments about Jeffery’s murder as well. Jane was on the bridge when she heard it on the radio and has followed the case for years. Jane has always mentioned having your family in her thoughts.
I got lost one day in San Jose and drove by the memorial park in honor of Jeffery. I had to pull over I felt so touched! I know it seems like yesterday but when it comes to the loss of your loved one by murder that grief never leaves. The murder trial seems like an eternity too! What a trauma! I am so sorry for what you have been through. Our family remembers Jeffery, we wish you well, and we salute Jeffery and all other police who put their life on the line everyday they report for duty!
Kate’s husband is also a police officer; every time I hear a siren, I say a prayer for the responder’s and the people they are racing to help!
God Bless all of you and I pray for comfort to your hearts!
Sincerely,
Patricia Calvache

Patricia Calvache
Our Children were classmates!

October 28, 2010

It's been 9 years. We can't believe you are gone. I miss you and love you!!

Greg
Brother

October 28, 2010

Remembering you today Jeff. It is hard to believe that it has been 9 years since you went to be with the Lord. Please keep watching over our loved ones that choose to walk the same beat as you. We think and talk about you often and remember what a great man you were.

Anonymous

October 28, 2010

Remembering you and all those that you loved today. It is so hard to believe that it has been 9 years since you left us to be with the Lord. Rest in peace Jeff and not a day goes by that we don't think about you. Please continue to watch over and protect the ones we love that walk the same beat.

Anonymous

October 28, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

Rest In Peace.

I have gotten to know your wonderful family through the NORCAL COPS chapter. This year they were finally afforded some relief with some measure of justice being rendered. You and your family deserved more but were denied the full measure deserved. You are loved and missed by so many. The
pain of your loss and the pride in who you were are both forever.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 28, 2009

Officer Fontana,
I don't know you and have never met you, but I have made a promise to carry on and never let anyone who has made the ultimate sacrifice be forgotten.

It is clear by those that have left reflections for you, that you were an awesome man and will be a mighty warrior as you walk the golden streets of heaven.

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

It seems that justice has been won - although it's not really justice for no amount of justice will ever come close to what you and your family have been through.

May those that love you rest their heavy heads and hearts in the hands of Jesus, whom has paid the ultimate sacrifice for us and opened the doors of heaven. May he comfort them and provide them a peace beyond all understanding.

Rest in Peace Officer Fontana - you will never, ever be forgotten.

In memory of Jay Balchunas EOW: 11/05/2004

Anonymous

October 26, 2009

We won and this is for you

Jason
Brother

August 7, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS ... Justice was served !
A long hard battle you all faught ... Officer Fontana is proud of you all for sticking with it.
It will never completely heal the wound, as we well know here in San Leandro, but it doe help just a little bit to put it to rest.
Bless you all ... and may Jeffery continue to watch over you from the beat above.

Jailer Thompson
San Leandro Police Department

August 7, 2009

We finally got justice for you Jeff... GUILTY verdict!!!!!
7 1/2 years late, but finally JUSTICE!!!!

Greg
brother

May 27, 2009

To Jeffrey's family (Sandy and the rest of you)

My thoughts are with you all as you go through the trial process. I am so greatful that I did not have to go through that part. The rest is bad enough. I want you to know that I am praying for justice. I read today that the killer is going on the stand today. I pray with my whole heart that he is found guilty and given the death penalty.

I just wanted you to know that you are in my prayers.

Sandy Tuvera
Mother of SF Police Officer Bryan Tuvera EOW 12/23/06

Sandy Tuvera
mother of another fallen officer

April 15, 2009

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