SMPOA Charity Fund

SMPOA CharityThe SMPOA Charity Fund (aka Survivor’s Fund) was created after the death of SMPD Officer Ricardo Crocker who passed while on active duty in Iraq in 2005.  The charity assists police families with transportation, funeral services, and addresses specific survivor needs at a time of tragedy involving death of a police officer.  The charity donates to all police officer families in California whose loved ones have died while in service to their community. Donations to fallen officers outside of CA are made on a case by case basis. The SMPOA Charity has a 501(c)(3) designation and donations are tax deductible (Tax ID Number: 16-1752297).

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Charity Fund donations to the families of CA officers who have given their lives in 2020:


Detective Amber Leist – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Officer Kaulike Kalama – Honolulu Police Department

Officer Tiffany-Victoria Bilon Enriquez – Honolulu Police Department

Deputy Terrell Young – Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

Detective Marylou Amber – Santa Rosa Police Department

Officer Dan Walters – San Diego Police Department

Officer Efren Coronel – El Centro Police Department

Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller – Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department

Deputy  Koichi Nishimura – Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department

Detective Marylou Armer – Santa Rosa Police Department

Officer Richard Bianchi – CA Department of Corrections

Officer Jose Alfredo Diramos Kates – CA Department of Corrections

Investigator Donald Sumner – Patton State Hospital Police Department

Deputy Oscar Rocha – Alameda County Sheriff’s Department

Sergeant Gilbert Polanco – CA Department of Corrections

Sergeant Vigil Thomas – Richmond Police Department 

Detective Jose Mora – Fresno County Sheriff’s Department

Officer Carlo Jay Cayabyab – US Customs & Border Protection

Sergeant Harry Cohen – Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

Officer Andy Ornales – California Highway Patrol