2017 LASD Roundup Wrap Up
Well the lights have been dimmed, the boxes and files are put away until September and everyone has returned home. As they say in Hollywood, “It’s in the can”. The 2017 LASD Roundup is over. From all accounts received, a great time was had by all. We hope that everyone had a safe trip home. Robyn and I would like to thank all of you who attended the Roundup.
For those of you interested, the person who traveled the farthest to attend the Roundup was Sid Hickox. Sid traveled all the way from France. On a side note, 5 years ago, a gentleman from England, John Bolt, wandered into our event when he saw the LASD Sheriffs’ Star on our poster by the escalators. Turns out John is a retired officer from the British Transport Police. John has not missed a Roundup since (it always seems to coincide with his annual vacation to Laughlin).
We had, I believe, four retirees at the Roundup who retired on March 31st (Friday before the Roundup). Sheriff McDonnell was scheduled to attend the Roundup this year but had to cancel due to an emergency with his mother in Boston.
Sheriff McDonnell prepared a video for the Roundup:
Before I proceed any further, I would like to remind everyone that widows and widowers of LASD Members are always welcomed at the Roundup. They are and will always be part of the LASD Family.
This year at the Roundup, we had two special guests who attended:
Phyllis Stewart is the sister of Barry Hoffman. Deputy Barry Hoffman was shot and killed during a struggle in 1971. Deputy Hoffman and his partner were questioning two suspects near a bar in Lawndale when the two suspects attempted to flee. Phyllis attended the Lennox Breakfast. View Memorial Information
Linda Garagliano, who is married to Retired Sergeant Tom Garagliano, is the sister of Jack Miller. Deputy Jack Miller succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while serving a narcotics search warrant at a home on West 55th Street in 1988. Linda also attended the Lennox Breakfast and the Roundup. View Memorial Information
Our illustrious news reporter, Ralph Williams will again be writing the article for the Star News and I will publish it to the list as soon as it is delivered to me. Ralph will be writing an extended version for the internet and a condensed version for the Star News.
The final official attendance this year was 1040, which is a new record***
***Last August 2016 one of our members (Debbie Ryall – widow of Retired Lieutenant Ken Ryall) contacted Guinness World Records, regarding us setting a record with the LASD Roundup. The application was accepted and we were cleared to beat the current record for “Largest Gathering of Retired Law Enforcement “. ( She will also be submitting as a Single Agency) The record is 1000 and we did 1040. Debbie started looking into the evidence she would need to submit. She realized that as close as we have been the last few years, she figured she should try to get everything we would need. All we need now is to submit the documentation.
The LASD Range Staff, Deputy Joey Stoker and civilian Jeff Tan and our HR 218 Crew (Walt Bouman and his cadre of dedicated volunteers) processed a record 417 retired members for the HR 218 National CCW. ALADS again funded the entire HR 218 process. If you participated in the HR 218 process and would like to express your gratitude to ALADS, you can email the President, Ron Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would also like to thank Sheriff Jim McDonnell for the LASD Range Staff who administered the HR 218 qualification course. If you participated in the HR 218 process and would like to email Sheriff McDonnell and express your appreciation, you can email his staff at email@example.com
The following units had functions during the Roundup:
- Aero/ESD (Billy Marquardt)
- AV Stations (Brandon Carlton)
- Detective Division (Gil Carillo)
- ELA Station (Jim Lally)
- Firestone Station (Claude Anderson)
- Industry Station (Larry Jowdy)
- Lakewood Station (Sue Hendricks)
- Lennox Station (Tony Hollins)
- Malibu / Lost Hills Station (Gloria Gressman)
- Norwalk / Pico Stations (Sally Harwell)
- Red Hats (Kim Stotts)
- San Dimas Station (Dave Barker)
- SED/SEB (Art Medina, Doug Dolan, Mike Kennard)
- West Hollywood Station (Jeff Springs)
We also had a Karoke/Dance night on Monday night which went over very well.
For next year, there will be several new unit functions on the schedule. Terri Williams is putting together an SBI get-together and there is a TST gathering in the works. We are also exploring a Cigar Night on Tuesday night. Rich Wilabee and myself are exploring the possibility of hosting a computer class on Wednesday for those of you who want to better your computer skills when it comes to email and exploring the internet.
Jacque Franco runs our 50/50 raffle. Between Jacque and the other volunteers, they sold $10,040.00 in ticket sales (new record). Half of the money was given away in cash prizes and the other half goes into the bank for next years Roundup.
The winners of the 50/50 raffle were:
- Woody Polidore – Smith & Wesson M&P Shield (Donated by Maynard Davis)
- Kenneth Sutherland – Smith & Wesson Model 36 2″ Chief (Donated by Don Cannon)
- Herb Koranck – Sheriffs’ Ring
- Cliff Hacker – Invictus Watch
- Gary Lynn – Smart TV
- Art Salas – Cash prize
- Robyn Mullen – Cash prize
- Nancy Drake – Cash prize
- Walter Boskovich – Cash prize
- Kira Rice – Cash prize
- Gheral Taylor – Cash prize
- Don Schaffer – Cash prize
- Dawn Forbus – Cash prize
- Jerry Hinkey – Cash prize
- Pete Loomis – Cash prize
- K. A. Warloe – Cash prize
- Robert Braman – Cash prize
- Sheila Smith – Cash prize
- John Steele – Cash prize
- (Those of you who were not present for the cash drawing and won, we will be mailing your envelopes out next week sometime)
The winners of the bowling tournament were:
For women – 1st with a handicap total three game series of 649 was Sharon Bouche. Second place with a handicap three game series of 618 was Brenda Fowler. Third place with a handicap three game series of 599 was Julia Moore. Fourth place with a handicap three game series of 598 was Luanna McCullough.
For men – 1st place with a handicap three game series of 667 was Tony Hollins. Second place with a handicap three game series oh 630 was John Witt. Third place with a handicap three game series of 615 was Everett Moore. Fourth place with a handicap three game series of 606 was Buddy Fowler.
The winners of the slot tournament were:
- Deborah Horwitz – 1st
- Dan Salvatore – 2nd
- Deana Miller – 3rd
- Wes McBride – 4th
- Fred Gruener – 5th
The poker tournament results were:
The following people all chopped for 1st place:
- Bill “Pico” Rivera
- Gerry Burks
- Gilbert “Spider” Duron
- Nancy Drake
- Homer Castille
- Don Garcia
- Sue Hendricks
- Raymond Finnegan
- David Brossoit
- Robyn Mullen
Golf Tournaments results:
Monday at Mojave Resort
- Rosa, Whipkey, Corona, Ellison
- Cook, Brown, Reed, Black
- Shaughnessy, Zumer, Ochoa, Forlano
- Tie – Mulcahy, Ament, Sylvies, Kuper — Judy & John Woolen, Hinkey, Gahn
D. Hagthrop (2), J. Greene, D. Gardner, M. Lee, B. Binkely
We would like to thank the following people/organizations who donated financially and/or door prizes. If I missed anyone, I apologize in advance.
- Sheriff’s Relief Association
- Ermelinda Bendy
- Mike Koch
- John and Bobbie Sullivan
- Riverside Resort and Casino
- Corky and Chuck Jackson
- Mickey Reedy
- 10-8 Designs
- Bob Briley and Etta Litch
- Larry Jowdy
- Coral Burgett
- Cheryl Walker
- Toby Heldreth
- (There are some names missing from this list for which I apologize. I will update the list once I receive my door prize donor list in the mail…)
We would like to thank the following organizations for their monetary donation to the Roundup. Their generous donations help keep the costs of the Roundup down and fund its operation.
- Sheriffs’ Relief Association – Bill McSweeney – WMcsweeney@aol.com
- ALADS – they also fund the entire cost of the HR 218 qualification – Ron Hernandez – firstname.lastname@example.org
- PPOA – Brian Moriguchi – email@example.com
- POPA FCU – Raymond Bartus – firstname.lastname@example.org
We would also like to thank the following individuals who volunteer and through their hard work, help make the Roundup a huge success.
- Charlie Engelbart – Starview Room Coordinator
- Linda Engelbart – Registration Desk Coordinator
- Jacque Franco – 50/50 Raffle Coordinator
- Ike Sabean – Photographer Coordinator
- Walt Bouman – HR 218 Chairman
- John and Bobbi Sullivan – Range Porta-potties
- Tony Hollins – Slot Chairman
- Bernie Kammer – Bowling Chairman
- Norm Copping – Golf Chairman
- Henry Reed – Arts and Crafts Fair Chairman
- Sue Hendricks – door prizes and 50/50 raffle
- Debbie Ryall – door prizes and 50/50 raffle
- Mila Bouman – door prizes
- Mabel Lee – door prizes
- Dawn Forbus – door prize
- Jim Forbus – Assistant Starview Room Coordinator
- Donna and BJ Lemmon – envelope stuffing
And a big thank you to all of those folks who volunteered to work the Registration Desk during the Roundup.
And last but not least a great big thank you to my wife Robyn Mullen who works extremely hard from Sept till the Roundup and for about a month after. Robyn handles all the money, checks, contracts, food ordering, name processing, printing of name tags, purchasing and tracking the door prizes, paying the bills, negotiating costs, etc etc etc and she also runs the poker tournament.
If I left anything out or omitted anything or anyone, I beg forgiveness. My brain is still mush from the Roundup.