In late May of 2019, PPOA was notified by the Chief Executive Office (CEO) of the… 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
After watching many of my friends and co-workers leave over the years as part of the annual March exodus, and as I reached the 30-year mark in my own career, it was only natural to start asking the following questions: When should I retire? When do I marry? Read More
Harold A. Reis Jr. — END OF WATCH: Sep 23, 1958
On this date in 1958, Deputy Harold A. Reis Jr. was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car was broadsided while responding to a call. Deputy Reis was a PPOA member with two years of service to the county. PPOA salutes Harold A. Reis Jr. 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.
Lieutenant Donald J. Gillis — END OF WATCH: Sep 20, 1958
On this date in 1958, Lieutenant Donald J. Gillis was camping with his wife in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area when he was fatally shot while attempting to disarm a drunk and disorderly man. Lieutenant Gillis was a PPOA member with 20 years of service to the county. PPOA salutes Donald J. Gillis 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.
PPOA delegates meeting in progress. Thankful for committed union members willing to help PPOA move forward.
Instructors with the the L.A. coroner’s office have been teaching the Skeleton Recovery Workshop for the last 15 or so years, drawing students from local and state agencies – and beyond.
PPOA's Annual Retiree Report has hit mailboxes. If you're retired or thinking about retiring soon or just fantasizing about retirement in the distant future, check out this issue! It's full of good info, including: HR-218 qualification, new ammo law consequences, eye-opening retirement stats, internet privacy for law enforcement, DMV confidentiality and more.
The weather is cooling and that means the Halloween deals are heating up! PPOA members are eligible for discount tickets for Knott's Scary Farm, Universal Studios Halloween Haunt and Magic Mountain Fright Fest. See PPOA.COM for dates and details.
The Los Angeles Rams are offering exclusive discounts to their Police Appreciation game on October 13th and will donate a portion of the proceeds to the California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation. Come cheer on the reigning NFC champs while supporting a noble cause.
I am an honorably retired California cop, with 30 years of service credit, who relocated to Texas nearly seven years ago. Now, due to a new law, I cannot buy ammunition in my home state. This is no joke — allow me to explain my findings.
A Tulsa Police officer who just graduated from the academy a month ago is out of a job because of questionable posts on Facebook.
LASD Sergeant Ottawa Cureton recently visited PPOA to discuss the foundation she established in memory of her son, fallen Custody Assistant Anthony Thompson (EOW: 11/19/17). The non-profit Officer Anthony Thompson Scholarship Foundation is on a mission to empower youth and support students in high schools throughout Southern California. A fundraising BBQ will take place on Wednesday, September 25th at Twin Towers to raise support for the Foundation. PPOA will proudly take part and we encourage members to join us in support. Food will be served from 9AM to 4PM or until supplies run out.
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
RT @ChpRiverside: We want to thank everyone for their outpouring support, thoughts and prayers.
A memorial fund has been set up through th…
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.