Yolo County
Retired Peace Officers Association

About Us


The  Yolo County Retired Peace Officers Association was formed for the  purpose of erecting and maintaining a memorial to all peace officers  in Yolo County who died in the performance of their duties. 

was on Saturday, May 11, 2013
10:00 a.m. on the Court Street side of the Court House

Ceremony Program:

Master of Ceremony -- Don Campbell, retired CHP Officer

Welcome --- Bob Jones, retired Lt. Woodland Police Dept. and Chairman of Y.C.R.P.O.A.

Invocation ---   Chaplain Scott Montgomery

Color Guard --- Yolo County Sheriff’s Dept. Lt Dale Johnson, Deputy Matt Davis, Eric Groh, Robin Gonzalez, Brian Griep -- Woodland Police Dept.  Sgt.. Victoria Danzl, Officer David Shepard, Dallas Hyde, Richard Rayl

National Anthem --- Pioneer High School Students,  Mary Lee and Sarah Brown

Guest Speaker --- David Henderson, retired Yolo County District Attorney

Key Note Speaker --- Jeff Reisig, Yolo County District Attorney

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig and University of California - Davis, Chief of Police Matt Carmichael have not lost any officers.

Unveiling of the Peace Officers’ Monument --- Bob Jones and Lee Refsland

Enrollment of Officers

End of Watch:

    October 18, 1912: Winters City Marshal, William P. Rice / Winters Chief of Police Sergio Gutierrez
    August 24, 1935:  CHP Officer Ivan Casselman / CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow
    November 18, 1943: Yolo County Deputy Sheriff Walter J. Leinberger / Under Sheriff Tom Lopez
    June 1, 1945: Woodland Police Officer Laurence L. Sills / Woodland Chief of Police Dan Bellini 
    September 7, 1959: Davis Police Officer Douglas E.Cantrill / Davis Chief of Police Landy Black
    December 22, 1978: CHP Officers Roy P. Blecher and William M. Freeman/ CHP Commissioner Farrow
    June 16, 1990:  West Sacramento Police Officer James H.McKnight / Chief of Police Dan Drummond 
    March 15, 2001: CHP Sergeant Gary R.Wagers / Woodland CHP Commander Capt. Andy Menard
    November 17, 2005: CHP Officer Andrew T. Stevens / Woodland CHP Commander Capt. Menard
    June 15, 2008: Yolo County Deputy Sheriff  Jose A.Diaz /Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto                                                                              

Poem -- Read by Retired Under Sheriff Penny Farrington.  Author: retired Sheriff Capt. John Criste                                                                          

Amazing Grace— Del Hansen retired Woodland Chief of Police

Rifle Salute – American Legion Yolo Post 77

Taps –David Yust,  Esparto High School  music teacher

Benediction –Chaplain Scott Montgomery

Retiring of Colors

We welcome all persons who have retired from law enforcement, and who meet the same requirements in section 830-823 of the California Penal Code, to join YCRPOA.  For more information, contact persons listed on the 'Directors' page.
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