Board election ballots and candidate statements were mailed on October 21st to… Read More
Board election ballots and candidate statements were mailed on October 21st to PPOA members in the following LASD classifications: Security Assistants Security Officers LASD Sergeants LASD Lieutenants If you are a dues-paying PPOA member in one of those classifications and have not receive your ballot by October 30th, please call the Unilect balloting firm at (855) 240-0363 […] Read More
We extend heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the following PPOA members who passed in July and August: Deputy Robert Aldrete / EOW: Aug. 30 Sergeant Ernie Barbosa / EOW: Aug. 9 Retired Sergeant Joe Mileham / EOW: Aug. 8 Custody Assistant Steven Contreras / EOW: Aug. 4 Retired Deputy Hallet Sullivan / EOW: Aug. 3 Retired Deputy Deputy Lillian Faralla / EOW: July 26 […] Read More
September 3, 2019 — PPOA is extremely pleased to report that Lieutenant Shawn Kehoe has been successfully re-elected to both the LACERA Board of Retirement and Board of Investments. We are thankful to every PPOA member who took the time to vote and to Lieutenant Kehoe for his commitment to protecting our pensions and healthcare. We […] Read More
The topic for this month’s article comes from my father, retired LAPD detective Larry Rhodes. My entire life I heard, “Money talks, bull$#*t walks.” As I get older and begin my tenure as PPOA president, this saying continues to resonate in my recent experiences. Read More
PPOA and the Sheriff’s Department have reached an agreement to reduce the Custody… Read More
PPOA monthly board of directors meeting in progress today. All directors present: Rhodes, Blankenship, Coleman, Maus, Clounch, Kato, Lee, Marquez, Moriguchi, Romo, Schallert, Vienna.
So many opportunities to catch up with friends over the next few days:
• Nov 14: Annual SEB Dinner
• Nov 14: ELA Station Cigar Night
• Nov 17: 5K Run/Walk in Memory of C.A. Thompson
• Nov 17: Fight for Life Boxing / LASD vs. LAPD
PPOA members: be sure to read the weekly email from your union to stay up to date on events and opportunities.
Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Assoc. - PPOA shared a video.
We will never forget the service and sacrifice of veterans like the late Albert Montague.
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Taking care of business since 1989 👍
What you should know about Veterans Day
At work, Tiffany Smith serves as a dedicated Custody Assistant. At home, she is dedicated to raising seven boys, including five foster children. The safe, loving home she has provided for kids in need over the last 15 years has enabled the boys to grow into happy, successful young men. The 30-year LASD veteran is now one of three finalists in contention for a $10,000 “Pay it Forward” grand prize.
As a divorced mom of two boys, things were not easy for Tiffany Smith. But her South L.A. house was filled with love. That's why she became a foster mom, taking five boys into her home.
Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Assoc. - PPOA shared a photo.
Pin-Ups on Tour performer serenades Cliff Erven, a 97-year old retired LASD sergeant and US Army veteran at today's 16th Annual Retiree Luncheon. PPOA was honored to pay tribute to our retired members, many of whom served proudly in the US Armed Forces. Thank you all for your service!
PPOA was honored to welcome approximately 150 retirees to our 16th Annual PPOA Retiree Luncheon this afternoon. In addition to thanking retired members for their service to the county and to their union, we were particularly proud to pay tribute to the many military veterans in the room. Special thanks to retired member Pete Ramirez and his Valley Veterans Memorial Team for the presentation of colors and to the Pin-Ups on Tour performers who helped us salute the vets in style.
Photos by Greg Torres / PPOA
Deputy Sheriff John M. Slobojan — END OF WATCH: Nov 07, 1964
On this date in 1964, Deputy Slobojan lost his life as a result of an on-duty incident. The 30-year old husband and father of three children was a PPOA member with five years of service to the county when he suffered a fatal heart attack during a foot pursuit of a juvenile robbery suspect. PPOA salutes Deputy Slobojan for his service and sacrifice and we ask that you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers on this end-of-watch anniversary date.
Remembering Sergeant AL Lopez: husband, father, 26-yr LASD veteran, fallen PPOA member. EOW: 10/24/16.… https://t.co/ENnR44JbJY
RT @GLFOP: Critics:Your job is not that dangerous
That man didn't do anything wrong
All he had was a knife
Why didnt officer de-escalate/re…
Thankful for SGT Pogodayev’s service to the county and to the nation. 🇺🇸 https://t.co/zqYovoCkug
The repulsive new reality for SoCal law enforcement. https://t.co/IZZOnIzLaH
EOW: Nov 02, 2019
Police Officer Jonathan Diaz was shot and killed while intervening in a domestic violence incident while off duty.He was attending a birthday party at a home on Eddy Street, near... Read More
EOW: Oct 12, 2019
Captain Albert Torres suffered a fatal heart attack while patrolling areas affected by the Saddleridge Fire, a wildfire covering over 8,000 acres that destroyed more than 20 homes and prompted... Read More
EOW: Aug 12, 2019
Officer Andre Moye was shot and killed after conducting a traffic stop near the junction of I-215 and Eastridge Avenue in Riverside.As Officer Moye completed paperwork to impound the vehicle... Read More
EOW: Jul 27, 2019
Police Officer Juan Diaz was shot and killed shortly after midnight in the area of Avenue 26 and Humboldt Street after taking law enforcement action when he observed several men... Read More
EOW: Jul 25, 2019
K9 Windy died after contracting Valley Fever while handling a tracking call in a desert area of Riverside County in May 2019.She ingested Valley Fever fungal spores during a track... Read More
EOW: Jun 09, 2019
Police Officer Esmeralda Ramirez succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash in 2015.She passed away after experiencing complications as a result of required surgery related to her injuries.Officer... Read More
EOW: Jan 10, 2019
Police Officer Natalie Corona was shot and killed after responding to a report of a three-car vehicle crash near the intersection of 5th and D streets.As Officer Corona was conducting... Read More
EOW: Dec 26, 2018
Corporal Ronil Singh was shot and killed while conducting a vehicle stop at the intersection of Merced Street and Eucalyptus Avenue shortly before 1:00 am.Approximately three minutes after initiating... Read More
EOW: Dec 09, 2018
K9 Bane was shot and killed near the intersection of Tulare Avenue and Palm Street while attempting to apprehend a suspect following a vehicle pursuit.The pursuit began after another officer... Read More
EOW: Nov 25, 2018
Deputy Sheriff Tony Hinostroza was killed in a vehicle crash as he responded to assist other deputies who were involved in a vehicle pursuit in Riverbank.The pursuit started after deputies... Read More
EOW: Nov 15, 2018
K9 Bandit was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension of a double murder suspect in Butte County.Officers had been alerted to a suspicious vehicle in the Camp Fire evacuation... Read More
EOW: Nov 15, 2018
Police Officer Toshio Hirai succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash the previous day.His police motorcycle was struck by a car at the intersection of Western Avenue and 238th... Read More
EOW: Nov 08, 2018
Sergeant Ron Helus was shot and killed after responding to an active shooter at a bar at 99 Rolling Oaks Drive in Thousand Oaks.When he arrived, Sergeant Helus heard gunfire... Read More
EOW: Sep 14, 2018
Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos succumbed to injuries sustained at approximately 3:30 pm on April 21st, 2018 when he was attacked by multiple inmates at the Kern Valley State Prison.He and... Read More
EOW: Sep 12, 2018
Police Officer Oscar Reyes suffered a fatal heart attack after participating in the Orange County Traffic Officers Association Motor Rodeo at Huntington State Beach.He had participated in several difficult... Read More
EOW: Aug 10, 2018
Officer Kirk Griess was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on I-80, near Manuel Campos Parkway, in Solano.Another vehicle entered the area and struck both... Read More
EOW: Mar 09, 2018
Police Officer Gregg Casillas was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man in the 1400 block of South Palomares Street following a vehicle pursuit.The vehicle fled after... Read More
EOW: Feb 06, 2018
Deputy Sheriff Steve Belanger succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on December 10th, 1994, when he was ambushed while conducting a traffic stop in the 18400 block of La Guardia... Read More
EOW: Oct 31, 2017
K9 Jax was stabbed to death while attempting an apprehension at an apartment complex in the 500 block of East Weddell Avenue.Officers had responded to a domestic violence incident in... Read More
EOW: Aug 30, 2017
Deputy Sheriff Bob French was shot and killed outside of the Ramada Inn in the 2600 block of Auburn Boulevard while conducting an auto theft investigation at approximately 10:30 am. Read More
EOW: Aug 22, 2017
Deputy Sheriff Rob Rumfelt suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a fight call involving approximately five people in the 900 block of Boggs Lane, in Lakeport, at approximately 8:00 pm. Read More
EOW: May 13, 2017
Deputy Sheriff Jason Garner and civilian Community Service Officer Raschel Johnson were killed in a vehicle crash while en route to a previous burglary call at approximately 8:20 am. Read More
The vibrant life of Custody Assistant Anthony Thompson was cut short by a drunk driver on November 19, 2017. His mother, LASD Sergeant Ottawa Cureton, is passionate about Anthony's legacy as she moves forward with equal parts strength and grace. PPOA was honored to capture Sergeant Cureton's inspiring perspective on video as we mark the one-year anniversary of Anthony's passing.