Thousands mourn slain San Jose police officer

Apr 2, 2015 4:04 PM by News Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Thousands of mourners and law enforcement officials from across the country paid their respects to a San Jose police officer killed in the line of duty.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday that a solemn motorcade of patrol motorcycles slowly escorted the body of Michael Johnson from a funeral home in suburban Los Gatos, California to a San Jose arena for the memorial services.

The 38-year-old was fatally shot March 24 while responding to reports of a suicidal man with a gun.

Scott Dunham shot Johnson from a second-floor balcony with a high-powered rifle. Another officer shot and killed the 57-year-old Dunham.

Johnson is survived by his wife, parents, grandmother and sister.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle

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