Many of you may know it as the “Moon List” or the LASD Retired List. It is all one and the same. The LASD Retired List (email service) was created in 1997 by retired Sergeant William “Moon” Mullen. Upon retirement and moving to Arizona, Moon felt far removed from the department. It was apparent to him that there was a need for retired personnel to be able to communicate with each other and the department. In response to that need, Moon started the LASD Retired email List. He started with 40 names and it has now grown to over 4,100 plus members. In 1999, Retired Homicide Detective Galen “Ike” Sabean came on board. The lines of communication between retired personnel is opening up and members are talking to long lost partners and friends whom they have not seen or heard from in years. The LASD Retired List is nothing more than an email mailing list service that Moon provides to retired LASD members. Moon sends out messages to all members of the list that include department bulletins, bereavement notices, sick notices, retirement notices, job opportunities, requests for assistance, personal messages from other LASD retired members, locates on long lost partners or friends and other items of interest.
So now your wondering what this web site is all about. The Lasdretired.org website was created in 2002 to supplement the LASD Retired Email service that is currently in place. The original site was created by former LASD Sergeant Jon Armstrong and his wife Merilee. The website received an overhaul in 2015 when retired LASD Member Rich Wilabee became the new webmaster. Now in 2018, Lasdretired.org received a completely new overhaul. The Sheriffs’ Relief Association, seeing the need for Lasdretired.org to continue to be a resource for retired and former members of LASD well into the future, stepped up and financed the building of a much newer and improved Lasdretired.org website. Rich Wilabee continues to be the webmaster for the new site.
Now instead of giving your friends an email address to join, you can give them the web site so they can read what we are all about and join. We can be contacted by clicking on the “Contact Us” on the menu above. If you or your friends are not part of the “List” or the “Website” just click on “Join” above and they or you will be set up for the daily emails and the website. To make it worth while to become a member of the site here are just few of the things we have included in the members only area: