VIDEO: SJ Police Chief Larry Esquivel speaks at memorial service for Officer Michael Johnson

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Friday, April 3, 2015
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San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel's funeral remarks on Officer Michael Johnson.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Thousands of mourners and law enforcement officials from across the country paid their respects to fallen San Jose Police Officer Michael Johnson at the SAP Center in San Jose Thursday. Johnson was shot and killed in the line of duty on March 24 while responding to reports of a suicidal man with a gun.

San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel was among the speakers at the memorial service for SJPD Officer Michael Johnson.

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If you would like to extend your condolences to the officer's family and the San Jose Police Department, click here. We've posted a badge on Facebook for you to share, to honor his memory and his service.

Donation Information

The SJPOA Charitable Foundation is accepting donations for the family of Michael Johnson. Please visit our website at: to make a donation online.

The Britannia Arms will be holding a fundraiser on April 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. All proceeds during this time will be going to the family. The fundraiser will be held at both locations:

Britannia Arms - Downtown

173 W Santa Clara Street

San Jose, CA 95113

Britannia Arms - Almaden

5027 Almaden Expressway

San Jose, CA 95118

The San Jose Earthquakes will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt following the team's match on April 5 (available to kids 10 and under with a ticket to the match). A donation bin will be set up at the Guest Services Center behind section 101. Following the match, fans can donate upon checking in for the Easter egg hunt. In addition, donations can be made at

All the donations will be coming to the SJPOA Charitable Foundation and then given to family.