|Lt. Guy Bernardo
Guy began his career with the San Jose Police Department in 1979. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1996 and to Lieutenant in 2004. He worked the FTO Program both as an officer and as a supervisor, the Violent Crimes Team (Gang Investigations Unit), the Training Unit as a CPT instructor, Research & Development Unit and he was the Program Manager for the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).
Guy attended Sacred Heart High School where he played Football, Baseball and Tennis. He went on to attend College of San Francisco where he was a member of the Ram Ski Club and he competed on their recreational race team. He also attended California State University, Sacramento. There he participated in intramural sports including Baseball, Coed Softball as well as Adult League Softball in the Sacramento area.
Guy was a member of the SJPD Men’s Slow-Pitch Softball Team. During the early and mid 80’s Guy was a member of the San Jose Police Choirboys Football Team. In 1986 Guy along with several other members of the department started the San Jose PD Ski Team, “Team San Jose.” For more than 20 years Guy was a Board member and Vice-President of the Ski Team. Guy and the Ski Team not only competed in the California Police Winter Games but also competed in North American Police Skiing Championships in Colorado and the International Police Winter Games (IPWG). The IPWG were held in various locations throughout the world including Davos, Switzerland, Whistler/Blackcomb, British Colombia and numerous skiing venues in the Lake Tahoe area of California. Guy and Team San Jose’s crowning moment at the International Police Winter Games was in 1995. The Team represented by Guy and four other team members captured the most medal points and were awarded the Gold Medal and trophy as the “Top Team in the World” that year. Guy was also a member of the San Jose Blues Ice Hockey and Roller Hockey Teams. Guy also participated in the Caldarulo Cup ice hockey games against the San Jose Fire Department.
Guy’s personal accomplishments on the ski slopes included being awarded:
4 Gold Medals
3 Silver Medals
15 Bronze Medals
Guy won these medals while competing in Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super Slalom against some of the best Law Enforcement Officers in the world.
For his outstanding athletic accomplishments, Lt. Guy Bernardo is inducted into the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.
Sgt. Jorge Gonzalez
Jorge began his Law enforcement career with the Gilroy Police Department in 1974. While there he worked Undercover Drug Enforcement and Patrol. In 1979 He was hired by the San Jose Police Department. Jorge was promoted to Sergeant in 1996. As an officer, Jorge worked Patrol, was a Detective in the Burglary Unit, the FTO Program and Motors in the Traffic Enforcement Unit. He also worked the Burglary Prevention Unit (BPU) and was a part of the very successful “Rosie’s Undercover Sting Operation.” As a Sergeant he worked Patrol, the FTO Program, Cruise Management Detail, Traffic Enforcement / Motors.
Jorge attended Long Fellow Elementary School, Peter Burnett Jr High School and Abraham Lincoln High School all in San Jose. In High School he played Football his sophomore year and was on the Wrestling Team his sophomore year to his senior year. While in high school he also studied Martial Arts for three years. After high school he went on to San Jose City College.
Jorge began competing in the California Police Olympics in 1975. He has also competed in the California Police Summer Games, the National Law Enforcement Games in Nevada, the Western States Police & Fire Games, the United Stated Police & Fire Championships, the International Police Games in Arizona, the World Police & Fire Games, the International Law Enforcement Olympics in Sydney, Australia, the California Police Winter Games and the International Police Winter Games.
He has won the following medals:
2 Gold Medals in Wrestling
2 Gold Medals in Golf
2 Gold Medals in Water Skiing
1 Gold Medal in Toughest Cop Alive (TCA)
1 Gold Medal in Skiing, Slalom Race
1 Gold Medal in Skiing, Slalom Downhill Race
4 Silver Medals in Golf
3 Silver Medals in Wrestling
2 Silver Medals in Water Skiing
3 Bronze Medals in Water Skiing
2 Bronze Medals in Toughest Cop Alive (TCA)
2 Bronze Medals in Skiing, Super G Downhill Race
1 Bronze Medal in Golf
1 Bronze Medal in Wrestling
1 Bronze Medal in Skiing, Giant Slalom
1 Bronze Medal in Skiing, Cross Country Race
For his outstanding athletic accomplishments, Sgt. Jorge Gonzalez is inducted into the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.
Sgt. Lamont Cusseaux
Lamont began his career with the San Jose Police Department in 1994. He worked several Units as an officer, Patrol, VCET, Gang Investigations, Academy TAC Officer, he was an FTO and worked Internal Affairs. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2005. As a Supervisor he worked Patrol and was the Executive Director of the San Jose Police Activities League. Lamont was the main force behind San Jose PAL hosting the Pony Baseball Palomino World Series for three straight years.
Lamont attended Kennedy High School in Richmond where he was a four year letterman in three sports, Football, Basketball and Baseball. He went on to attend Cal State Hayward where he was a two sport athlete in Football and Baseball. Lamont also played Minor League Baseball in the Florida Marlins organization 1991-1993.
Lamont participated and excelled in numerous police athletic events throughout the United States. He won the following medals:
2 Gold Medals in Flag Football, Police & Fire National Championship Games
2 Gold Medals in Flag Football, Arizona Police & Fire Games
1 Gold Medal in Flag Football, Western States Police & Fire Games
5 Silver Medals in Flag Football, Western States Police & Fire Games
2 Silver Medals in Flag Football, Nevada Police & Fire Games
1 Silver Medal in Baseball, Western States Police & Fire Games
3 Bronze Medals in Flag Football, Western States Police & Fire Games
1 Bronze Medal in Flag Football, Nevada Police & Fire Games
For his outstanding athletic accomplishments, Sgt. Lamont Cusseaux is inducted into the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.
Officer Will Smoke
Officer William Smoke began his Law Enforcement career with the Monterey Police Department in 1977. In 1984 he lateraled to the San Jose Police Department. During his 33 year Law Enforcement career he worked the Robbery and Sexual Assault Units as a Detective. He worked undercover in the Vice and Narcotics Units. He also worked the Horse Mounted Unit, Downtown Foot Patrol, Bicycle and 4X4 Patrol, FTO Program and he was the Youth Violence Prevention Program Coordinator. He also helped develop and coordinate the Challenges and Choices: A Student Approach to Youth Violence Program.
Will attended Cleveland High School in Portland, Oregon. There he competed in Track & Field as a Pole Vaulter and he was on the Wrestling Team. He went on to Southern Oregon University where he continued Pole Vaulting and he also played soccer. While in college, his passion for skiing began. At the age of 21, he ran the Professional Ski Patrol at Mt. Ashland Oregon.
Will began competing in the California Police Winter Games while still with the Monterey Police Department. When he came to the San Jose Police Department he continued competing in the California Police Winter Games and also played on the SJPD Soccer Team. In 1986 the International Police Winter Games started. Will was asked to be on their Board of Directors to plan and coordinate the Alpine and Hockey events. He coordinated Hockey and Ski event at many Sierra resorts, Canada and ultimately in Innsbruck, Austria. Will put together the SJPD Ski Team and was instrumental in seeing membership grow to over 100 officers. The SJPD Ski Team was the largest Ski Team in the State of California. He competed in the California Police Winter Games and the International Police Winter Games for 25 years. He competed with skiers from all over the world and never finished lower than 32nd. His best finish was 8th in the world. Will competed in the Giant Slalom, Slalom and Super Giant Slalom events and won over 70 medals.
Since retiring, Will has continued his passion for Hockey. He took over and revamped the Learn to Play Hockey Program at Idaho Ice World. He is currently the Varsity Hockey coach at Bishop Kelly High School and assists with the IIWW High School Program.
For his outstanding athletic accomplishments and his passion for coaching kids, Officer William Smoke is inducted into the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.