Please click here for the latest COVID-19 Update regarding medical privacy and the… Read More
Please click here for the latest COVID-19 Update regarding medical privacy and the Sheriff’s message: Please be sure stay connected with PPOA for further updates. Additional information about COVID-19 can be found by visiting the Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health […] Read More
Emailed to PPOA Members on April 4th This is Number Four of a continuing effort to provide PPOA members with relevant timely information. Below is the latest information regarding Emergency Paid Sick Leave in relation to COVID-19. While PPOA seeks to give you the latest and most accurate information, circumstances may change resulting in Policy […] Read More
Please click here for the latest COVID-19 Update from PPOA President Tab Rhodes: Please be sure stay connected with PPOA for further updates. Additional information about COVID-19 can be found by visiting the Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Links Frequently […] Read More
Emailed to PPOA members on March 28th. This is Number Three of a continuing effort to provide PPOA members with relevant, timely information. Below is the latest information received from the LASD, County and Government agencies regarding COVID-19. Please be advised that the guidance and information provided may change at a moment’s notice. Any such […] Read More
Emailed to PPOA members on March 23rd This is Number Two of a continuing effort to provide PPOA members with relevant timely information. Below is the latest information regarding sick leave, administrative leave, vacation time and all other forms of time-off in relation to COVID-19. For up-to-date information on COVID-19 and guidance from […] Read More
We are all in this together: PPOA, our employers, our families, our country, our world. As I write this, the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to represent never-before-seen complications for the masses. “Stay at Home” has become the norm. Retail, entertainment and “nonessential” services have been shut down. Read More
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To: All LASD Security Officers & Security Assistants From: PPOA Board Member/Security… Read More
We extend a hearty congratulations to another PPOA member headed into retirement. Thank you Sergeant Lynch for three decades of dedicated service!
Amidst the chaos of the pandemic, we want to take a moment to acknowledge two dedicated peace officers in California who died this week from complications related to COVID-19. Detective Marylou Armer was a 20-year Santa Rosa PD veteran assigned to the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Team. She passed on March 31st. Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Terrell Young was a 15-year department veteran and is survived by his wife and four children. He passed on the morning of April 2nd. We extend our heartfelt condolences to all of our brothers and sisters at Santa Rosa Police, Santa Rosa Police Officers' Association Riverside County Sheriff's Department and Riverside Sheriffs' Association. We are forever grateful for the service and sacrifice of Detective Armer and Deputy Young.
We are sincerely saddened to learn of the passing retired LT. Art Escamillas. He retired in 2018 after a dedicated 30-year career and will be missed by many. PPOA extends condolences to the Escamillas family and his many friends and coworkers.
Congratulations Sergeant Tucker! Thank you for 31 years of dedication and commitment.
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to effectively remove Sheriff Alex Villanueva as the head of the county’s emergency operations center, citing a need to cent…
Results of the March 3 primary were certified yesterday. LA County DA Jackie Lacey finished with 48.6 percent of the votes and former San Francisco DA George Gascon finished at 28.2 percent.
Results of the March 3 primary were certified Friday by the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's Office.
Another PPOA member is set to enjoy a well-deserved retirement. Thank you Sergeant Dunn for 33 years of commitment and outstanding service.
PPOA would like to take a moment to congratulate #LASD Supervising Public Response Dispatcher Flora Chavez-Garcia on her retirement yesterday. She captured the emotion of her transition in this heartfelt message:
“It’s been a wild ride, but I guess 36 years, 3 months, 14 days is enough and it’s time for me to dispatch only for my husband, my daughter, and doggies. You have no idea how much I will miss my second home here! I have seen so many of you go from being in training to getting married, having kids…seeing those kids grow up and have kids! (Dang, that makes me sound really old)!
I really had a battle within myself deciding if this is a good time to leave. Times are so strange right now, but I know all of you are strong and will get through this. I know firsthand you are the best there is…anywhere!
SRC/SCC will always have a special place in my heart as will all of you.”
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” - Winnie the Pooh
@RSO Please accept our deepest condolences. We are forever grateful to Deputy Young for his service & sacrifice.
California's largest law enforcement coalition urges LA County voters to re-elect D.A. Jackie Lacey! https://t.co/cScITD7IO4
Peace officers, Deputy DAs & Firefighters urge LA County residents to re-elect District Attorney Jackie Lacey https://t.co/0vbOcKQK7b
Join us on March 29th for an unforgettable ride in honor of unforgettable heroes. https://t.co/pcaz2Wjq7N
@CVLASD A truly good cause to pay tribute to a truly good man. We were honored to help!
She served others right up until her final moment. We express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of… https://t.co/ECjp7YhcLz
EOW: Apr 02, 2020
Deputy Sheriff Terrell Young died after contracting COVID-19 from an infected inmate at the Byrd Detention Center. Deputy Young had served with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for 15 years... Read More
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: Apr 06, 2019
Sergeant Steve Licon was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on I-15, between Lake Street and Nichols Road, in Lake Elsinore at 4:26 pm. He had... 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.