Saturday, January 30, 2010

Onion Field Killer Stays Behind Bars

Brothers and Sisters,

Just sharing good news with you to be read in the accompanying article and Kudos to Brother Cliff Armas for going above and beyond! Thanks to Brother George Carroll for passing on this information! We have never and will never forget our fallen brothers and sisters! Our hearts and prayers are with the families and friends of the Fallen!

Steve Saletros

Bellville Woman Relieved Onion Field Killer Stays Behind Bars

BELLVILLE -- Lori Campbell hopes Wednesday's parole decision is the last time anyone will consider releasing her father's murderer.

Los Angeles Police Department officer Cliff Armas read Moniz's statement at the hearing.

"I grew up without a father because of the act of a sociopath. ... Gregory Powell must spend the rest of his life in prison. To release him dishonors the memory of my father, law enforcement and the Los Angeles Police Department."

Armas is a member of the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band, a group that honors the memory of Campbell, who had a passion for playing the bagpipes. Lori Campbell has her father's bagpipes, made famous in the movie.

As the result of his death, Armas said the bagpipes are played at the funerals of every officer who dies in the line of duty.

"I want to spend my time remembering my father, meeting people like this Cliff Armas who wants to resurrect an award to reward future pipers for their accomplishments, and at the same time honor my father's memory," Lori Campbell said.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

February 10th Meeting

Brothers and Sisters,

The January general meeting and a Board meeting was held 1/20 on despite the typhoon like conditions that existed in Los Angeles and surrounding areas and I want to thank those who attended for braving the elements.

At our request, Chief McDonnell was rescheduled to be our special guest speaker at our February meeting on 2/10 so that as many members as possible will be able to see and hear our very own member, LAPD Chief McDonnell speak to us. More info will be coming out very shortly on events and meeting schedule. Until then ...

Be Well! Be Safe!

Steve Saletros
Los Angeles Police Emerald Society

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Meeting Reminder

Brother and Sister Emeralds,

Our January meeting is this Wednesday at 1900 Hrs at the LAPD Elysian Park Academy...Hope to see as many of you there as possible!

All the Best to All of You!

Steve Saletros

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Brothers and Sisters,

I hope that you have all had a Happy Holiday Season and wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year to You and Yours!

In reviewing the year 2009 it is amazing how many activities our Society participated in which were meaningful in the law enforcement community, the Irish cultural community, and our community at large. Here is a list of the activities we were proudly involved in during the past year:

1. Welcome Home for the 173rd Quartermaster Company, US Army, Rose Bowl, Pasadena
2. Newton St. Memorial Motorcycle Ride, Baldwin Park
3. Celtic Games, Queen Mary, Long Beach
4. California Peace Officers Association, IC, Pasadena
5. Irish Fair, Pomona
6.St. Patrick's Day Parade, Hermosa Beach
7.St. Patrick's Day Parade, Los Angeles
8.Los Angeles Police Protective League Picnic
9.Pasadena Hospital Fundraiser
10.State of California Police Memorial, Sacramento
11.Memorial Day Parade, Canoga Park, Los Angeles
12.Irish Fair, Irvine
13.Emerald Society Summer Picnic
14.AOH Awards Ceremony, Newport Beach
15.Concerns of Police Survivors Family Picnic
16.Celtic Arts Concert at the Ford Theater
17.Public Safety Mass, Los Angeles Police Academy
18. Children's Parade, San Fernando Valley
19. Dedication of the new LAPD Police Headquarters Facility
20. LAPD True Blue Event
21. Dedication of the New LAPD Topanga Station
22. "Friends Outside" benefit for the children of the incarcerated, Anaheim
23. Santa and Emerald Society Visit to the Ronald McDonald House, Pasadena
24. Long beach Veterans Hospital visit to visit our wounded veterans
25.Welcome to the Irish Route 66ers benefiting Dublin Childrens Hospital
26.Visit to Maeves' Residuals to support the toy drive for LAPD North Hollywood Station

These are among the many activities which our Los Angles Police Emerald Society proudly participated in. Thanks to all who, by their very presence, supported these worthy activities and especially our Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band who performed so magnificently at so many of these events!

While we reflect for a moment on what we have accomplished as a unified Society in the past year, let us rededicate ourselves to what is best in our law enforcement and Irish traditions for our heritage and our nation!

Steve Saletros
Los Angeles Police Emerald Society