Star & Shield is the official publication of the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA).
Around the time you read this, we should be celebrating … our moms! Here is a salute to the many PPOA members balancing their careers, relationships and families. The women of law enforcement are arguably the most important component to our changing world of law enforcement. Read More
Deputy Jack D. Williams, Badge No. 3585, a PPOA member, was shot and killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, May 29, 1979, in the city of La Puente when he was attempting to serve a “Narco” search warrant on a drug trafficker. Deputy Williams and Deputy Bobby Esquivel heroically volunteered to take the front door entry in serving the warrant. The suspect fired a shotgun that killed Deputy Williams, who was only 35. Read More
As the County health officials begin to lax some of the COVID restrictions allowing for some limited gatherings, I will begin to set up a schedule of initial visits for 2021. I look forward not only to again speaking with personnel from our custody and station facilities, but other courts and some of our individual units. Read More
Last month, I was selected to fill the remaining term vacated by former Unit 612 representative, newly promoted Captain John Satterfield. I would like to wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. It is truly humbling to be selected by the PPOA Board of Directors to fill the remainder of John’s term. Read More
Personnel within our Department are being transferred and promoted at a rapid rate. Here at PPOA, two vacancies on the Board of Directors were created due to the resignation of Lieutenant Ryan Vienna and the promotion of Captain John Satterfield. Read More
This October, I will reach 23 years of service with the Sheriff’s Department. I consider it an honor to serve, and now, it is equally an honor to represent fellow members as a director on the PPOA Board. By way of introduction, I will provide some background about my experience and some insight into my priorities and goals as your Board representative. Read More