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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
Congratulations to Kailyn Crisostimo for recieving one of the Oxnard Peace Officers Association student scholarships. Kailyn currently attends Ventura Community College and her field of study will be in Nursing. The OPOA is committed to supporting youth and their continued pursuit of higher education.
Posted on Friday, July 30, 2021
The Oxnard Peace Officers Association is proud to award Sofia Avila a scholarship to further her education. Sofia is a recent graduate of Rio Mesa High School and plans to attend Cal State University Channel Islands in the fall. Sofia's field of study will be English and Education. The OPOA is committed to supporting Oxnard youth and their future goals. #oxnard #riomesahighschool #opoa #oxnardyouth
Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2021
On Thursday, July 15th Zack Gregson, was involved in an accident while riding his motorcycle in Ventura, CA where he was hit by a driver turning left. The accident has left him in serious condition with a number of fractures and extensive injuries resulting in the unfortunate amputation of his left leg, below the knee.
Zack and his family are long-time, committed public safety community members with Zack being a part of the VCFD Fire Family since childhood. He is the son of VCFD nurse, Erica Gregson, he served in the Cadet program while in high school and is currently a Swamper on the VCFD Handcrew. His father, Mike has served the local community as well, retiring from Oxnard Police Department after 27 years of service and currently serving with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's office.
While Zack remains hospitalized, we are asking for your strength, positive thoughts, and prayers. We anticipate a long road to recovery and rehabilitation that will include an extensive amount of medical bills including the need for a prosthetic. Please consider making a donation to assist Zack and the Gregson family through financial, physical, and emotional recovery. Your support for Zack and the Gregson family is deeply appreciated.
Posted on Friday, July 16, 2021
Posted on Monday, July 12, 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