PPOA wants to ensure that all members make it home safely after celebrating and socializing… Read More
Feb. 19: After a series of lengthy, frustrating delays, the county finally submitted the new salary contract MOUs for Units 614, 621, and 631/632 to the board of supervisors at their meeting on Tuesday. Members in those units will now see their increases (retroactive to October 1, 2018) as soon as the department processes them. Read More
PPOA wants to ensure that all members make it home safely after celebrating and socializing during the holidays. The new PPOA “Steer Clear” program offers reimbursements to members of this association who use UBER or LYFT between Nov.19, 2018 and Jan. 2, 2019. This reimbursement offer is limited to one round-trip or two one-way trips […] 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 in honor of the […] 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
I have been president of PPOA for over 10 years and have dealt with four different sheriffs. Each of them had strengths and weaknesses that helped or hurt the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. I respected all of them, each for different reasons, although sadly some will be remembered for their failures. Read More
The vibrant life of Custody Assistant Anthony Thompson was cut short by a drunk driver… Read More
It’s been nearly four months since Alex Villanueva was sworn in as the 33rd Sheriff of Los Angeles County. He leads one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country, with about 18,000 employees and a $3.4 billion annual budget.
As veterans we share a common bond by our oath of service. Welcome Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Assistant Sheriff Robert Olmsted to the American Legion Star Post 309 family.
There's a bunch of folks making a beeline for the desert this weekend for something called B2V. Maybe you've heard of it?
Best of luck to everyone!
Join us next Wednesday to make sure your retirement is everything it should be. These workshops are FREE for PPOA members and spouses. Call PPOA to RSVP: (323) 261-3010.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of former PPOA President Richard Shockcor. The retired #LASD sergeant served as chairman of this association from 1985 to 1986 during a 29-year career with the department. He joined the department in 1959 as a member of class 75 and his service included:
• 8 years in patrol
• 11 years with Narcotics Bureau
• 3 years with TST
• 1 year at Wayside Honor Rancho
• 6 years as a PPOA board member (1981-1987)
Richard was a proud military veteran with 50+ years of American Legion Los Angeles Sheriff's Star Post #309 membership and 38 years of PPOA membership. The PPOA board is indebted to him for his commitment to serving fellow union members and we always looked forward to sitting down for a chat with Richard at the annual PPOA Retiree Luncheon and the annual Retiree Roundup in Laughlin (to which he often proudly wore his vintage PPOA shirts and hats). We extend our sincere condolences to his wife, Marlys, and his many friends and colleagues. We’ll share memorial service details as soon as they are confirmed.
At the program’s core is the belief that veterans are often best equipped to talk brethren back from the brink - and to guide them to services. Vets "speak their own language," said #LASD Lt. John Gannon, who helped create the program that has now dispatched V.A. teams to more than 125 emergencies involving veterans in crisis.
The novel partnership between a California sheriff’s department and a VA hospital has already responded to more than 125 emergencies.
Assistant Sheriff Tim Murakami will replace Ray Leyva immediately and assume the role of Undersheriff.
Undersheriff Ray Leyva, who has served as L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's second-in-command, is being replaced by Assistant Sheriff Tim Murakami.
A Michigan woman was engaging in constitutionally protected free speech when she made a crude hand gesture, a federal court ruled.
Herb Wesson made an appearance at yesterday's PPOA board meeting to discuss his candidacy for LA County Supervisor. Wesson is currently President of the LA City Council and was formerly Speaker of the California State Assembly.
PPOA President Brian Moriguchi presented Dan Machian with a plaque at today’s board meeting to honor his years of service as a board member and his upcoming retirement. Coroner Investigator Joyce Kato was then sworn in at the meeting in order to fill the remainder of the term for the Unit 631 board seat. Kato brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board and we are thankful for her willingness to serve PPOA members.
RT @kathrynbarger: This plaza will be a meaningful tribute to honor the memory of Sgt Steve Owen. I am grateful for the sacrifices made by…
1. Coroner Investigator Dan Machian acknowledged today by PPOA for his tenure on board of directors. 2. Coroner Inv… https://t.co/5kB3QW89Oj
Honored to help a PPOA member and her family. Thank you to all who stopped by CRDF to support! https://t.co/oWqqrb5GuK
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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.