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Riverside, CA 92507
Help Support the Family of Sgt. Lewis
Tuesday, 02 August 2022
The Riverside Police Officers' Association is devastated by the death of one of our members, Riverside Police Sergeant Matt Lewis. Sergeant Lewis was killed in an off duty motorcycle accident on August 1, 2022. He was a 25 year veteran of the Riverside Police Department who served the community of Riverside honorably as a police officer, a detective and a patrol sergeant. Matt was a loving family man with 4 children and a grandchild.
Funds raised will be deposited into the RPOA ...
A Message from Chief Gonzalez re: RPD Sgt. Matt Lewis
Tuesday, 02 August 2022
“We are saddened by the tragic and sudden death of our brother, Riverside Police Sergeant Matt Lewis, who died in an off-duty motorcycle accident last night. Matt grew up in Riverside and was a 25-year veteran at RPD where he excelled as a Cadet, Police Officer, Detective, and Sergeant working a variety of assignments. He was well-liked and admired, not only by those he worked alongside with at our department, but throughout the law enforcement community. More importantly, Matt was a famil...
On the evening of Saturday, February 19, 2022, the Huntington Beach Police Department helicopter, HB-1, was responding to a priority call when it crashed into the waters off Newport Beach with two officers on board. Both officers were pulled from the helicopter by civilians and emergency responders and transported to local area hospitals. The crash resulted in the injury of one officer and the death of Officer Nicholas Vella.
A 14-year veteran of the Huntington Beach Police Department, 44-yea...
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Huntington Beach Police Department and the family of fallen Officer Nicholas Vella who was lost in a tragic helicopter crash. Another officer was injured in the crash and we wish him a swift recovery.
RPOA and Pink Ribbon Place join forces to battle cancer!
Friday, 01 October 2021
Let me start by offering a warm hello and I hope this message finds you in good health and spirits!
The RPOA has partnered with Pink Ribbon Place for this year’s cancer walk. The walk will be held on October 16th throughout the day from 0800 to 1730. Check the embedded link for details https://rchf.salsalabs.org/pinkonparade2021/index.html
We will be rolling out the Lost In The Sauce trailer in support of the fund raising efforts. We will be offering individual meals and family...
Free concert in the park at Fairmount Park...
The RPOA Assistance Fund is out with the BBQ trailer yet again working to raise money for our 501c3 to benefit the following:
Officers killed or injured in the line of duty.
Local Youth Programs.
Veterans and elderly programs.
RPD Canine program
Come out and enjoy live music and BBQ!
Special Thanks to Jeff Putnam, his daughter Ashley and Gillian Smith for making this possible!
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The RPOA President, Board Member Jason Alter and RPOA General Member Jeff Putnam are at Greer Ranch in Murrieta!
We were invited to their monthly food truck event held at their clubhouse. We were asked to provide our standard BBQ menu for the residents and their families. (Check rpoa_lostinthesauce on the GRAM) for the menu and pricing for this event.
A huge thank you to Eric Detmer for getting us into the mix with folks that truly support law and order!