SAP Center memorial planned for officer Michael Johnson


San Jose police have announced plans for a memorial service for fallen Officer Michael Johnson, who was shot and killed by a suspect Tuesday night.

The memorial for Johnson, a 14-year veteran of the department, is set for Thursday at 11 a.m. at the SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose.

The 38-year-old Johnson was shot by 57-year-old Scott Dunham 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.

Gov. Jerry Brown had flags at the Capitol flown at half-staff Wednesday to honor Johnson and flags at all county buildings in Santa Clara County will be at half-staff until April. Police officers from around the nation are planning to attend the memorial service, according to the San Jose Police Officers Association.

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

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