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  2011 Hall of Fame Dinner / Inductees

Sgt. Larry Campbell

Larry was hired with the San Jose Police Department in May of 1969. After a year working patrol, Larry took a 5 year military leave. He flew B-52’s for the United States Air Force. He returned to the San Jose Police Department in May of 1975.

Larry worked Patrol, Motors, the Police Activities League (PAL) and a Downtown Walking Beat. He and Officer Bud Harrington started the Bicycle Detail in 1980. Larry was promoted to Sergeant in 1990. As a Sergeant, he worked Motors and was also instrumental in the transition of the Airport Police over to the San Jose Police Department. He also represented the Police Department in the development of the downtown Arena. Larry retired in 1997.

Larry was on the founding Board of the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation. He also competed on the original SJPD tackle football team, the Choirboys and helped with putting the Copper Bowl together. He competed in the California Police Olympics in Softball, Masters Softball, Basketball, Racquetball and Cycling. Larry won 2 Gold Medals in Masters Softball and several Silver and Bronze Medals in Softball and Cycling.

Since retiring, Larry has played with the Old A’s and the MTC, a Modesto Company Team along with retired Sgt.’s Pat McGuirre and Jim Hellam. He has traveled all over the United States playing in World and National Softball Tournaments, competing at the highest level. Larry has won over 25 ASA, USSA, Senior World Series and other Softball Tournaments. He was elected into the Senior Softball Hall of Fame in 2003 and into the Stanislaus Softball Hall of Fame.

For his outstanding athletic accomplishments, Sgt. Larry Campbell is inducted into the Police Amateur Athletic Hall of Fame.

Sgt. Robert "Bobby" Mendiola

Bobby was hired with the San Jose Police Department in April of 1985. He worked Patrol, the Youth Services Detail, Narcotics Enforcement Team, MERGE and the Canine Unit. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1995. As a Sergeant, he worked Patrol, the Youth Protection Team, Violent Crimes Enforcement Team, METRO Unit and the Robbery Unit. He is also a Senior Instructor in the Koga System and has traveled all over the United States and Canada as an instructor with Mr. Koga.

Bobby has competed in the California Police Olympics, the Western States Police and Fire Games and the World Police & Fire Games. He competed in Softball, Pistol Shooting, Flag Football, Volleyball and Football. He has won over 50 Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. Bobby has also played on the San Jose Police Department’s tackle football team, the Choirboys. He played in several Copper Bowls and received the Most Valuable Offensive Player Award one year. He played on the SJPD Softball Team and won numerous tournaments. He was also on the SJPD Pistol Team. He won many, many matches both Individual and Team. He has competed in the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office “Best of the West“ Competition as a member of the SJPD MERGE Team. The Team took 1st Place twice. Bobby took an individual 1st Place in the Sniper Competition and the

Multi-Gun Competition. He was also awarded the Top Gun of the Competition. Bobby plays baseball in the Men’s Senior League. His team has won the Senior League World Series 4 times.

For his outstanding athletic accomplishments, Sgt. Bobby Mendiola is inducted into the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.

Sgt. Cynthia "CC" Cooke

Cynthia was hired with the San Jose Police Department in 1986. She worked Patrol, the Narcotics Enforcement Team, Narcotics, DEA Task Force, the FTO Program, Backgrounds, Recruiting, Traffic Investigations and was a Detective in the Sexual Assault Investigations Unit. She was promoted to Sergeant in 2005 and has worked Patrol, Internal Affairs and the BFO Admin Unit.

Cynthia played Little League Baseball the first year girls were allowed to play after Title IX and made the All-Star Team. She played Softball and Basketball in Jr. High. She was a 3 year starter on the Compton High School Basketball Team and made All-Conference her Junior and Senior years. She played on the High School West National Basketball Team in Taipei, Taiwan in an International Tournament. She also played in the California Pepsi Challenge High School Basketball All-Star Tournament. CC received a full athletic scholarship to play Basketball at the University of California, Berkeley. She started and made All-Conference as a Freshman. She set the Freshman scoring record that she held until it was broken 5 years ago. She received numerous Conference and Tournament honors during her 4 years at CAL. In her Senior year, Street and Smith magazine made her a pre-season All-American. CC finished her career at CAL in the top 10 in Scoring – Steals – Rebounds – Assists – Blocked Shots – Shots Made & Free Throws Made. During her college career, she played on the United States National Team, the National Sports Festival Team and received an invitation to the US Olympic Trials.

Cynthia has coached 4th & 5th grade girls teams in the Hayward USD / Rec League. She was also on the Board of Omnisport 2001 which offered low or no cost girls basketball camps & co-ed football camps for youth. She was also the Basketball Co-Director for 4 years. Cynthia also served on the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Board for 4 years.

Cynthia competed in the California Police Olympics. She participated in 5x5 Basketball, 3x3 Basketball, Softball & Tug-o-War. CC won 2 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals & 1 Bronze Medal in Basketball, a Silver Medal in Softball and 2 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals in Tug-o-War.

For her outstanding athletic achievements and her dedication to youth sports, Sgt. Cynthia Cooke is inducted into the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.

Sgt. Larry Day

Larry was hired with the San Jose Police Department in 1991. He worked Patrol, the Violent Crimes Enforcement Team, Narcotics Enforcement Team, DEA Task Force, FBI Task Force, the FTO Program and the Criminal Intelligence Unit. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2005 and worked Patrol, Secondary Employment Unit and Day General Detective.

Larry played football in High School. He competed in the California Police Olympics, the Western States Police & Fire Games and the Arizona Police & Fire Games. He participated in 5x5 Basketball, 3x3 Basketball, Softball and Flag Football. Larry won 2 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals in Flag Football, 1 Gold Medal and 1 Bronze Medal in 3x3 Basketball and 1 Silver Medal and 1 Bronze Medal in 5x5 Basketball.

For his outstanding athletic accomplishments, Sgt. Larry Day is inducted into the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.

Officer Andy Trevino

Andy was hired with the San Jose Police Department in July of 1980. He worked Patrol, the FTO Program, Narcotics, the Police Activities League ( PAL ), Backgrounds, Community Services and was a Detective in the Missing Persons Unit. Andy retired in August of 2005 and currently works as an Extra Help Deputy with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

Andy played basketball and baseball in High School and coached PAL Baseball for 12 years. He has been on the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Board of Directors since 1983. He was President from 1989 – 2005, Chief Financial Officer 2005 – 2007 and reappointed President in 2007 where he stills serves in the position. He has served as the SJPD Olympic Team Coordinator for over 20 years. He coached and played on the San Jose Police Department’s 5x5 Basketball Team for 10 years and coached and played on the Department’s # 2 Softball Team for 15 years. Andy was the Basketball Coordinator in the first ever World Police & Fire Games held in San Jose in 1985. He was the Executive Director of the 2001 California Police & Fire Games also held in San Jose. Andy was the main force behind and put together the Simpson / Silva Memorial Basketball Classic which was played in front of 10,000 people at the San Jose Arena. He also coordinated the Simpson / Silva Memorial Softball Classic and assisted the Fontana family with the Jeffery Fontana Memorial Softball Classic.

Andy has participated for over 20 years in the California Police Olympics, the California Police & Fire Games, the Western States Police & Fire Games and the World Police & Fire Games. He has competed in 5x5 Basketball, 3x3 Basketball, Softball and Co-ed Softball. Andy won a Bronze Medal in 5x5 Basketball, 4 Bronze Medals in 3x3 Basketball at the World Games in Memphis, Tennessee, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Calgary Alberta, Canada and Melbourne, Australia. He also won a Gold Medal in Co-ed Softball in Melbourne. Andy has continued to play Softball since retiring.

For his outstanding athletic achievements and his dedication and commitment to PAAF, Officer Andy Trevino is inducted into the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.