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  2009 Hall of Fame Dinner / Inductees
Lt. Todd Martin (Retired)

Todd began his police career in 1975. He worked several units within the San Jose Police Department until he was promoted to Sergeant in 1986. Again, he worked several units as a Sgt until his promotion to Lt. in 2004 before retiring in 2006 after 31 years of service.  Todd attended Del Mar High School where he was All League in Football, All Central Coast in Basketball and Baseball. Todd was drafted out of high school by the San Francisco Giants where he played at the Class “A” level. Todd began competing in the California Police Olympics in 1976 and competed for 20 years. Here is a list of Todd’s accomplishments [download the PDF].  For his outstanding athletic accomplishments, Lt. Todd Martin is inducted into the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.

Officer Caren Hare (Retired)

Caren began her career with the San Jose Police Department in 1982. She worked Patrol, the Training Unit, Backgrounds Unit, Court Liaison Unit, the City Attorney’s Office and was a Detective in the Sexual Assault Unit and the Homicide Unit then retired. Caren competed for Pomona College in Swimming and Water Polo. She swam at four Nationals in Division 3, winning several relays. She finished 5th and 7th individually. She was inducted into the Pomona College Hall of Fame in 1992. Caren competed in her first California Police Olympics in 1983.  Caren has competed in several women’s swimming event : 50 Meters Freestyle, 50 Meters Breast Stroke, 50 Meters Fly, 100 Meters Freestyle, 100 Meters Individual Medley. In her first year, she won 7 GOLD medals and set a new California Police Olympics in each event. Throughout her California Police Olympics career, Caren won over 20 GOLD medals, several SILVER medals and several BRONZE medals. In 1983 Caren also competed in the Team Triathlon at the Police Olympics in San Diego with ChaCha Ramon and Diane Harris. Caren was the FIRST person, male or female, out of the water. Together, they won a SILVER medal. Caren also competed in Water Polo in the California Police Olympics. Caren ran on the San Jose Police Department’s Baker to Vegas Relay Team, anchoring the team one year. In 1985, Caren was the Swimming Coordinator for the first ever World Police & Fire Games in San Jose. Coordinating an event at the Wolrd Games is very hard to do. Not only was she the Swimming Coordinator, but she competed also. She won 4 GOLD medals and 1 SILVER medal. She sets World Police & Fire Games records in 4 events.  For her outstanding athletic accomplishments, Officer Caren Hare is inducted into the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.

Officer Wendy Hoskin

Wendy started her career with the San Jose Police Department in 1990. She has worked Patrol, Recruiting and Background Investigations. Wendy has played soccer since she was 8 years old and started cycling competitively at age 19. She played soccer and raced bicycles at Cal State Hayward. Wendy began competing in the California Police Olympics from 1991 – 1999. Here is a list of Wendy’s events in the California Police Olympics: Cycling Criterium, Cycling Sprints, Cycling Road Race, Cycling Time Trials, Mountain Bike, Volleyball, Soccer, Team Triathlon. Jet Ski. In 1992, 1993 and 1995, Wendy competed in the International Police Winter Games in the following events: Cross Country 5k Nordic Ski Race, Cross Country 8k Nordic Ski Race, Biathlon Races. In 1993, Wendy competed in the World Police & Fire Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado in: Cycling 800 Meter Sprints, Cycling Criterium, Cycling Road Race, Cycling Time Trials. Wendy was also the Cycling Coordinator for the 2001 California Police & Fire Games held in San Jose. Throughout her competing in the California Police Olympics, the International Police Winter Games and the World Police & Fire Games, Wendy won: 19 GOLD Medals, 14 SILVER Medals, 5 BRONZE Medals. For her outstanding athletic accomplishments, Officer Wendy Hoskin is inducted into the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.

Officer William Mason

Bill started his career with the San Jose Police Department in 1986. He has worked Patrol, Recruiting / Backgrounds and was an FTO. Bill has run in several Mercury News 10k races and has competed in 6 Triathlons. Bill began competing in the California Police Olympics in 1987. He has competed in: Bicycling, Road Race, Mountain Bike, Cross Country, Team Triathlon, Body Building. Bill also competed in the Sea Otter Mountain Bike Cross Country Race. This is the largest organized Mountain Bike race in the country with over 10,000 racers. Bill won a BRONZE Medal. Throughout his years of competing, Bill has won: 11 GOLD Medals, 20 SILVER Medals, 17 BRONZE Medals. For his outstanding athletic accomplishments, Officer William Mason in inducted into the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.

Sergeant Frederick Kotto

Fred began his career with the San Jose Police Department in 1996. He has worked Patrol, the Metro Unit and Narcotics. Fred was promoted to Sergeant in 2008 and works in Patrol. Fred was a High School State Track & Field champion in the 400 meter dash. He was a running back for the University of Washington Huskies, who were then ranked # 1 in the country. He averaged 5.5 yards per carry.  Fred also ran Track at the University of Washington. He was one of the top 400 meter sprinters in the world with a personal best of 46.2 seconds. He earned a varsity letter as a true freshman. Months before the 1998 U.S. Olympic Trials, a motorcycle accident destroyed his left knee. Doctors said walking normal would be a challenge and running would be impossible. Having never boxed before, Fred began his boxing career in 1996 under the training of his coach, Sgt Candy Lopez. Here is a list of Fred’s accomplishments:

  • 1996 – “Baddest Badge in the Bay” – CHAMPION
  • 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 – California Police Olympics – GOLD Medal
  • 2000 – USA Boxing Northern California Amateur Championships – CHAMPION
  • 2001 – World Police & Fire Games – SILVER Medal

Fred also competed in the U.S. Olympic trials where he suffered the first loss of his career. He also fought in the TV series, “ The Contender”. Fred’s boxing record stands at: 19 Wins, 2 Losses, 17 Knockouts. For his outstanding athletic accomplishments in Boxing, Sergeant Fredrick Kotto is inducted into the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.

Captain Diane Urban

Diane began her career with the San Jose Police Department in 1986. She worked Patrol, Merge and the Intelligence Unit. She was promoted to Sergeant in 1993. She worked Patrol, the FTO Program and the Horse Mountain Unit as a supervisor. She was promoted to Lieutenant in 2000 and worked Patrol and the Traffic Investigation / Auto Theft Unit. She was promoted to Captain in 2004. As a Captain, she has worked Patrol, Special Operations and the Bureau of Technical Services. Diane was a 3 – time NCAA Division ll National Champion in the Discus and was All American in the Division l NCAA Championships. She was also a finalist in the USA Track & Field Nationals from 1992 – 1985. She also competed at the 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials in Los Angeles. Diane also competed in Olympic Lifting and was the National Champion in 1986. She set a National record in the Clean & Jerk in 1986. Diane has competed in the California Police Olympics, the California Police & Fire Games and the World Police & Fire Games. She has been the World and the State champion in Wrist-Wrestling, going undefeated. She holds records in the Discus and the shot-put.  Diane’s events include: Discus, Shot – Put, Javelin, Hammer Throw, Equestrian, Tug – of – War, Softball, Bench Press. Diane has won over 50 GOLD Medals and more then 100 Medals overall. For her outstanding athletic accomplishments, Captain Diane Urban is inducted into the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.