PHOTOS: Fallen Officer Johnson honored at San Jose Giants game

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Monday, June 29, 2015
First responders and their vehicles are seen on the field at Municipal Stadium ahead of a San Jose Giants game in San Jose, Calif. on June 28, 2015.
Fallen Officer Michael Johnson's father Dan, wife Nikki, and mother Katherine are seen at a San Jose Giants game in San Jose, Calif. on June 28, 2015.
The family of fallen Officer Michael Johnson receives the ceremonial first pitch ball at a San Jose Giants game in San Jose, Calif. on June 28, 2015.
Fallen Officer Michael Johnson's father, Dan, throws out the ceremonial first pitch ahead of a San Jose Giants game in San Jose, Calif. on June 28, 2015.
The family of fallen Officer Michael Johnson receives the 2015 Hometown Hero Award ahead of a San Jose Giants game in San Jose, Calif. on June 28, 2015.
First responders and their vehicles are seen on the field at Municipal Stadium ahead of a San Jose Giants game in San Jose, Calif. on June 28, 2015.
SJ Giants RHP Dan Slania, SJPD Chief Larry Esquivel, and tactical flight observer Chuck Moggia stands with the family of Ofc. Michael Johnson in San Jose, Calif. on June 28, 2015.
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First responders and their vehicles are seen on the field at Municipal Stadium ahead of a San Jose Giants game in San Jose, Calif. on June 28, 2015.
Tim Cattera/San Jose Giants

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- A hero's ceremony for first responders was held in the South Bay on Sunday.

Special pregame festivities for First Responders Appreciation Day, presented by Alliance Credit Union, took place before the San Jose Giants game, the San Francisco Giants' minor league team.

Vehicles from first responders lined up on the field as the crowd thanked them for their service in the community.

Also, fallen San Jose police Officer Michael Johnson was honored. His family received the Hometown Hero Award and his father, Dan, got to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The 38-year-old, who was a 14-year veteran of the force, was killed in the line of duty on March 24.

First responders received free tickets to Sunday's game for them and their family.

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