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
An official ballot count conducted this morning (Nov. 20, 2019) confirmed that PPOA members who are LASD Sergeants and Lieutenants in Unit 612 have elected Lieutenant John Satterfield, and re-elected Lieutenant Tab Rhodes and Lieutenant Ryan Vienna to serve as directors of the PPOA board. The ballot count also confirmed that PPOA members who […] 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
EOW: Jan 18, 1961
On this date Deputy Sheriff Manuel A. Ayon lost his life as a result of an on-duty incident. Ayon was a PPOA member with two years of service to the county when he was killed in an automobile accident as he was finishing up his shift. His patrol car left the roadway, struck a ditch and then a utility pole. PPOA salutes Manuel A. Ayon for his service and sacrifice and we ask that you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers on this very difficult end-of-watch anniversary date.
PPOA was honored to help Crescenta Valley Station raise critical funds for the family of Custody Assistant Felipe Leal. Yesterday's BBQ brought together department personnel from all over the county, community supporters and members of the Leal family for a meaningful and memorable afternoon. Thank you to all of you for the incredible show of support.
Please join us today at Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station for a BBQ to support the family of fallen Custody Assistant Felipe Leal.
A procession late Wednesday morning escorted the body of Los Angeles County sheriff's Detective Amber Leist from the county coroner in Boyle Heights to a funeral home in Covina. Dozens of uniformed officers from multiple agencies lined up around Leist's...
Tonight's candlelight vigil for Detective Amber Leist is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the intersection of Whittsett Avenue and Riverside Drive in Valley Village.
A candlelight vigil is scheduled Tuesday night for a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was fatally struck by a vehicle in Valley Village after she helped a woman who had fallen in an intersection get to safety.
Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca was sentenced in 2017 to three years behind bars after a jury found he oversaw a scheme to interfere with an FBI probe.
Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Assoc. - PPOA shared a post.
Detective Amber Leist served others right up until her final moment and leaves behind an enduring legacy for her two sons and her entire LASD family.
Absolutely tragic news today. Please pray for the detective’s loved ones and her LASD family.
An off-duty sheriff's detective who was helping a transient cross the street was struck and killed by a vehicle in Valley Village Sunday morning, officials say.
A suspect who bit a sheriff’s deputy, then led authorities on a chase through parts of the unincorporated West Puente Valley of Los Angeles County near Industry was in custody Saturday morning. Deputies stopped the suspect’s vehicle at 5 p.m. Friday...
Congrats to Class #443!
The 69 polished recruits of Academy Class 443 lined up on the stage of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons in Valencia on Friday in what would be their final platoon formation as academy classmates. … Continue reading...
@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
PPOA is deeply saddened to learn of yesterday's unexpected passing of Custody Assistant Felipe Leal. The 22-yr LASD… https://t.co/zdYLpbmQuk
Happy Thanksgiving to all! Special thanks to 9,162 PPOA members. https://t.co/aIUm9kkx9C
Praying for a complete recovery for this deputy. https://t.co/V6rW5Q8mdw
RT @SCVSHERIFF: We really appreciate the kind words of support to our deputies. Also wanted to say thanks to our 'quiet, unseen heroes'- th…
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.