END OF WATCH: 8/9/19 PPOA is saddened to announce the passing of Industry Station… Read More
Attention PPOA Safety Members: On August 5th, you will receive an important email from LACERA. This will be sent to your department email address and will include instructions for voting electronically or by phone for the LACERA election. Please note that ballots will not be mailed to your home. The PPOA board of directors has once […] Read More
June 13, 2019: After 10 years of dedicated service to the members of the Professional Peace Officers Association, Brian Moriguchi resigned as president at yesterday’s board meeting, citing health concerns. President Moriguchi stated he planned on serving in that capacity longer, but felt this was the right time to leave. “It has been a great pleasure serving the […] Read More
IMPORTANT: Have you noticed unauthorized or duplicate insurance deductions on recent pay stubs? Click here to complete a form and let us know. Have you purchased insurance through the PPOA Insurance Agency? Did you notice a new deduction on your paycheck under the code “SFA” that you did not authorize? Read More
When you shop, Amazon gives. In fact, Amazon will donate .5% of the proceeds of your purchases to the Star & Shield Foundation. These funds from Amazon Smile help the foundation support families of fallen officers and those truly in need. This is a simple way to contribute to a worthy cause every time you […] Read More
So the first month is behind me, and I have learned so much, knowing well in advance that there is more education to come. First and foremost on the learning curve is the art of relationships and collaboration. The first major challenge to the new PPOA administration was the potential loss of health care options to 775 PPOA members. Read More
July 23: PPOA board members convened a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss… Read More
The Lancaster City Council and Mayor R. Rex Parris are having a hard time with the idea of renewing the city’s contract with the sheriff’s department. The main reason behind the hesitation is CARPing. Lancaster Station is currently short 21 positions: One lieutenant, two sergeants and 18 deputies.
The Lancaster City Council and Mayor R. Rex Parris are having a hard time with the idea of renewing the contract the city has with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
First responders & military veterans are invited to enjoy free tickets to see country music icon Lee Greenwood and the Pacific Symphony in a "Hail to the Heroes" concert next month. This event at the O.C. Fair & Event Center is an evening of music, celebration and remembrance, to honor those serving, salute those who defended America's ideals and remember those who never returned. Call (714) 755-5799 for tickets. Info: https://www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concert/hail_heroes
Scenes from the August 16th funeral mass for Sergeant Ernie Barbosa.
(photos by Noel Cabrera/PPOA)
Enjoy a fun night out this Thursday while honoring the legacy of #LASD Lieutenant John Corina. Contact Troy Ewing for info: (323) 574-2822
A good man was laid to rest today. Rest In Peace, Sergeant Ernie Barbosa.
San Dimas Station hosted a BBQ fundraiser yesterday to raise much-needed support for the family of fallen Custody Assistant Steven Contreras. PPOA was honored to be a part of this event and handle grilling for hundreds of personnel who arrived at the station to order lunch and extend support. Steve’s wife and 14-year old daughter paid an emotional visit to the event and expressed their appreciation to their extended LASD family. All proceeds from the BBQ will benefit the Contreras family.
PPOA is very grateful to retired L.E.T. Rico Escalante and C.A. Eddie Smith for grilling 100 pounds of carne asada on the afternoon. We also want to acknowledge the San Dimas Station team for going above and beyond to honor their fallen brother and his family.
Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles is at the center of a battle between Sheriff Alex Villanueva and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors after the board voted Tuesday to cancel a $1.7 billion project to replace the dilapidated jail with...
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is being criticized for launching a criminal investigation into the watchdog agency that oversees the department.
Tribute to fallen C.A. Steve Contreras at San Dimas Station. Please join us here today for BBQ lunch to support the Contreras family.
Friday night fun 👍🏼
RT @ChpRiverside: We want to thank everyone for their outpouring support, thoughts and prayers.
A memorial fund has been set up through th…
A senseless, cold-blooded act has claimed the life of a young, dedicated officer. No words can truly express our sy… https://t.co/8ijAWjmHrG
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.