Star & Shield is the official publication of the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA).
PPOA’s Star & Shield Foundation proudly welcomed more than 300 motorcycle riders for the largest Heroes Ride in the event’s six-year history. The event began with an escorted ride from the Hollywood Bowl through the Sunset Strip, en route to a very moving veterans tribute at L.A. National Cemetery. Read More
More than 1,000 LASD retirees made a beeline for Laughlin last month, and PPOA representatives were proud to join them. The 2018 Retiree Roundup included station reunions, golf, bowling, poker and the first-ever Rooftop Cigar Night, hosted by PPOA. The retired deputies also had plenty of time throughout the week to reconnect with long-lost friends and partners. Read More
As this issue of Star & Shield was going to print, we received the heartbreaking news about the passing of a true PPOA patriarch: Jim Vogts. The former PPOA president and LASD sergeant died on April 25 as a result of health complications. Read More