Statement from the family of Officer Michael Johnson

"Last night Officer Michael Johnson of the San Jose Police Department was shot and killed while trying to help the community he loved. We are deeply saddened by his loss and cannot express in writing how deep a hole in our hearts we are left with by his passing.

We appreciate all of the thoughts and prayers we have received from the community, both near and far and take comfort in your sharing our pain and in your recognition that police officers lay it on the line day in and day out as they work to make the world a better place.

This is the statement the family intends to make and greatly appreciate having the space we need to allow our family to grieve and heal in private.

We love you Mike our husband, son, brother, uncle and hero.

Rest in peace."