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Please Help Us Assist Fallen Officer Gerardo Silva’s Family in this Time of Need

Post Date:01/27/2017 1:48 PM

Officer G Silva

The Redwood City Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their officers who died Friday, Jan. 20 while on duty. Officer Gerardo Silva, 57, an 18-year veteran of the Redwood City Police Department, was working on patrol Friday morning as he received a call for service at the police station. Officer Silva was discovered within the police department facility unconscious and not breathing. Unfortunately, his wife, also a Redwood City Police Department employee, was present at the police facility when this tragic event occurred.  Officer Silva was transported to the hospital and despite all emergency efforts, died of natural causes.  Officer Silva lived and worked in Redwood City and he will be missed by all.  Officer Silva leaves behind a wife, two daughters, and two grandchildren.  

Donations for Officer Silva’s Family

The family finds themselves in an unexpected immediate need of financial assistance.  A fundraising account will be hosted by the San Jose Police Officers' Association’s Charitable Foundation (SJPOACF) on behalf of the Redwood City Police Officers' Association.  All donations are tax deductible and all proceeds will go to his wife to assist her during this difficult time.  Donations will be accepted online at or via check. Please write checks to SJPOACF and list “Redwood City Police” in the memo line.  Checks can be mailed to SJPOACF at 1151 N 4th Street, San Jose, Ca 95112. Refer to the following link at 

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