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Today, December 2nd, marks the 28th anniversary of the death of Detective James E. O’Brien. Jim was tragically shot and killed during a vehicle pursuit following a shooting rampage at the EDD office in Oxnard. Jim, or “OB” as he was widely known, was a well-respected and dedicated officer who had a reputation as a “cop’s cop.” You don’t have to look any further than the day of his death to realize his dedication to the City of Oxnard and our profession. When the call went out of a shooting incident at the EDD office, Jim responded without hesitation. What makes his response unique is that he was on his day off. Jim had stopped by the station to take care of a few things and without regard for his own safety, he immediately responded.
Jim was well known for his abilities as a “street cop.” He was assigned to the Investigative Services Bureau, investigating gang and tagger related graffiti crimes. Not only respected by his fellow officers, Jim gained the respect of those he investigated and arrested. He was an accomplished athlete who excelled at karate and boxing, and frequently brought home gold medals as he represented the Oxnard Police Department while competing in the California Police Olympics. He was previously awarded the Medal of Valor for rescuing a citizen during a shootout in the Colonia neighborhood. Jim had been a member of the Oxnard Police Department for nine years, having previously served with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the Port Hueneme Police Department. He is survived by his wife, Leslie, son Sean, and daughter Katie.
Please take a moment out of your day to remember this hero and reflect on the ultimate sacrifice he made. As is tradition, the Oxnard Peace Officers Association has arranged for a floral arrangement to be placed at his final resting place: the Santa Clara Cemetery, 2370 N. “H” Street in Oxnard, Section B, Tier #24, Grave #56
Posted on Thursday, December 02, 2021
Today we honor our association members and everyone who served and those who sacrificed it all. #veteransday
Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2021
Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2021
This weekend the Oxnard Peace Officers Association had the opportunity to help La Colonia neighborhood Clean their residential alleys. Members along with residents and coordinated Mayor John Zara. The OPOA members are committed to being a part of the community we serve. #oxnard
Posted on Sunday, November 07, 2021
Posted @withregram • @oxnardpolice Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Officer Frederick Clark.
On October 12th, 1971, Officer Frederick Clark paid the ultimate price while serving the residents of Oxnard. Officer Frederick J. Clark was born in Orange, New Jersey, on August 23, 1943. He moved to the San Fernando area in 1946 with his family. He attended and graduated from Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California. He attended Pierce College in Los Angeles, California, and he was enrolled in classes at Ventura College at the time of his death.
He was always held in high esteem by his fellow officers who continually commended his willingness and sincerity in helping others. In the twenty-seven months that Officer Clark served our community, he received numerous letters of commendation from citizens praising his fairness, alertness, and humanity. He had been chosen as one of the Department’s representatives at the “Rap Sessions” held in the Colonia area earlier in the year.
On October 12th, 1971, Officer Clark was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance. Thank you for you service, Officer Clark. We will always remember.
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Today, October 7th, is the 41st anniversary of the death of Senior Officer John Adair. On October 7th, 1980, Senior Officer John Adair made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the residents of the City of Oxnard. While working patrol, Senior Officer Adair was dispatched to a domestic violence call for service. When he arrived, Senior Officer Adair approached the residence and contacted the female half of the domestic outside of the front door. While speaking with her, the woman's husband emerged from the residence with a handgun and immediately began firing, striking Senior Officer Adair. Although mortally wounded, Senior Officer Adair and his partner, Officer Johnny Gomez, both returned fire, killing the suspect.
Thank you, Senior Officer Adair. We will always remember.
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2021
The Oxnard Peace Officers Association is proud to endorse Jim Fryhoff in the Ventura County Sheriff 2022 election.
See statement from Oxnard Peace Officers Association President Rick Marquez.
Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2021
Posted on Saturday, September 11, 2021
The Oxnard Peace Officers Association has officially announced John Barrick as their official endorsement for the June 2022 election for the Ventura County District Attorney race against the appointed interim DA.
The Oxnard Peace Officers Association represents all detectives, sergeants, and police officers in the City of Oxnard. Oxnard is Ventura County's largest city and experiences many serious and violent crimes. The police officers in that community know that it takes a District Attorney with experience, a strong moral compass, and the focus of putting crime victims first to help them keep the streets of Oxnard safe for its residents and businesses.
Throughout his career in the Ventura County District Attorney's office, John Barrick has built great relationships with many officers in Oxnard, including many of the homicide detectives and upper brass. These relationships are the cornerstone of trust that earned this very special endorsement for John.
Please join the Oxnard Peace Officers Association in supporting and voting for John Barrick as the next Ventura County District Attorney.
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2021
The OPOA would like to thank Eastside Little League for inviting members of the OPOA to be a part of their Challenger League game today. The genuine enthusiasm and passion shown by the teams today was fantastic! We would like to salute Eastside Little League and the wonderful volunteers that puts together this much needed league each season! Great job! Tip of the cap! Thank very you!
Posted on Sunday, August 08, 2021
Posted on September 14, 2020
In my 27 years with the Oxnard Police Department and nearly two years as the Oxnard Peace Officers’ Association (OPOA) president, I can proudly say that OPOA has been working harder than ever to protect the rights of members, fight for fair wages, benefits and representation, and give back to the great city of Oxnard through charitable contributions and community involvement. Read More
Oxnard Police Department End of Watch: Mar 13, 1996
Officer James Jensen was shot and killed by friendly fire during a high risk warrant service. The agency's tactical team was serving a warrant on a house where three heavily armed drug-ring leaders were believed to be located. Read More
Oxnard Police Department, CA End of Watch: Aug 20, 1921
Marshal Kelly and Sheriff Edward McMartin, of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed during a shootout with a wanted man. The suspect was later shot and killed in a battle with pursuers. Read More