Star & Shield is the official publication of the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA).
1943 Born at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Served as a page for U.S. Senator Estes Kefauver Attended school on upper floor of Library of Congress Served in U.S. Army (military police) 1969 Graduated Los Angeles County Marshal’s Academy Joined the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Assocation (PPOA) 1972 Appointed as legislative advocate […] Read More
Fittingly, this tribute to Jim Vogts by CPOMF President Kevin Mickelson was broadcast live by a local news station and delivered to thousands of law enforcement personnel gathered at the State Capitol for the annual California Peace Officers’ Memorial ceremony on May 7. Read More
You all know that Jimmy Vogts is our lobbyist in Sacramento and has been for the last 16 years, but he is so much more than that to PPOA. He was PPOA’s president for three years until a heart attack forced his retirement from the Sheriff’s Department. Read More
In 1976, a small group of law enforcement officers felt the need to create a remembrance for fallen officers. With the signing of SCR 94 (sponsored by Senator Robert Presley) by Governor Jerry Brown, the dream of memorializing California peace officers who made the ultimate sacrifice came true. This group raised funds to construct a […] Read More