Memorial to be held for fallen San Jose officer

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
(ABC7 News Reporter Lisa Amin)
ABC7 News Reporter Lisa Amin-KGO

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- On Monday, San Jose police took to Twitter to thank all of the people who offered condolences after the death of Officer Michael Johnson.

A memorial is growing outside police headquarters, where there are balloons, flowers and hand-written letters left by the public.

The flags outside the administration building are at half-staff.

Johnson was allegedly shot by Scott Dunham, 57, when officers responded to a 911 call at about 6:50 p.m. Tuesday to 2600 Senter Road in East San Jose. The caller said Dunham had access to guns and was distraught and intoxicated.

Dunham allegedly fired a rifle from the balcony of his home, killing Johnson. Another officer killed Dunham in an exchange of bullets.

PHOTOS: San Jose police escort body of fallen officer

His memorial service will be held at the SAP Center located at 525 W. Santa Clara Street in San Jose at 11 a.m. Thursday.

The San Jose Police Officers Association said officers from around the nation are planning to attend the memorial service.

Johnson is the 12th fallen San Jose police officer since the city established the department in 1849.

Click here to watch live coverage of the memorial online or watch on ABC7 News.

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 2nd from 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM. 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 5th (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.

Bay City News contributed to this story.