Star & Shield is the official publication of the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA).
I have had the distinct privilege of serving as the PPOA vice president for the final years of my career, and it has been an honor serving this great organization and its members. Now, I move into retirement and start a new chapter in my life. But I will remain involved at PPOA and continue to serve the membership on the PPOA Board of Directors as the retiree representative. Read More
On March 17, the Sheriff ’s Department lost one of its most dedicated family members. If you were lucky enough to know Lars Burkhardt, you understand that he was more than an employee, more than a security officer, more than a proud PPOA delegate. Lars was the friend you could always trust, the partner who was always reliable and had the positive attitude (even while battling cancer) that always inspired those around him. Read More
Arecord turnout helped make PPOA’s 7th Annual Heroes Ride a memorable and meaningful tribute to fallen officers and military veterans. More than 400 riders from throughout Southern California took part in the cruise from the Hollywood Bowl to the L.A. National Cemetery for a veterans tribute, then on to the Biscailuz Training Center for a finish-line party. Read More
Approximately 1,200 people were on hand to enjoy the annual LASD Retiree Roundup last month, and PPOA reps were proud to join them. The four-day event included station reunions, golf, bowling, poker, the second annual Cigar Night sponsored by PPOA, an impressively patriotic Star Post 309 Pin-Ups on Tour performance (also sponsored by PPOA) and much more. Read More