August 4: PPOA extends our sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of Custody Assistant Steven Contreras. The 30-year LASD veteran was preparing to come to work on Sunday, August 4th when he suffered a medical emergency. Steve died that evening while being treated at a local hospital. By virtue of his three decades of dedicated service, Steve had many friends on the department, was well-respected and recently received his 30-year pin (photo) from Chief Patrick Jordan (former PPOA board member) and Captain Andy Berg. Steve’s assignments included MCJ, Pico Rivera Station and San Dimas Station.
“Steve’s dedication to his family and his profession were evident the first time I met him,” said PPOA Board Member Tony Coleman. “He spoke in glowing terms of what kept him and most of us grounded and going — our families.”
FUNDRAISER SCHEDULED TO HELP CONTRERAS FAMILY: Steve’s work family at San Dimas Station is hosting a BBQ on Wednesday, August 14th to raise much-needed support for his widow and 14-year old daughter, who is scheduled to start high school this week. PPOA will be grilling at this event and we encourage you to join us on Wednesday to honor Steve’s service. We also ask that you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers at this extremely difficult time.
BBQ for Contreras FamilyWednesday, August 14thSan Dimas Sheriff’s Station12pm – 4pm$8 per plate (includes meal & drink)All proceeds will benefit the Contreras family.
For more information, please call San Dimas Station at (909) 450-2700.