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Rick Marquez

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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

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The Oxnard Peace Officers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. It was created to help assist officers and their families in times of need as well as further grow and promote the relationships between officers and the community members of the City of Oxnard.

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Tribute to Fallen Officers

K9 Rudy

K9 K9 Rudy

Oxnard Police Department End of Watch: Apr 19, 2002

K9 Rudy was stabbed to death while apprehending a suspect who fled on foot during a traffic stop. Read More

James Rex Jensen, Jr.

Police Officer II James Rex Jensen, Jr.

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

James Edward O’Brien

Detective James Edward O’Brien

Oxnard Police Department, CA End of Watch: Dec 02, 1993

Detective James O'Brien was shot and killed by a man who had shot seven people, killing three of them, during a shooting spree at an unemployment office. Read More

John Arthur Adair

Officer John Arthur Adair

Oxnard Police Department, CA End of Watch: Oct 07, 1980

Officer Adair was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Adair, and his partner, were able to return fire and killed the suspect. Read More

Frederick John Clark

Officer Frederick John Clark

Oxnard Police Department, CA End of Watch: Oct 12, 1971

Officer Clark was shot and killed when he responding to a domestic dispute between a man and a woman. As he approached their front door the man opened fire striking him four times. Read More

Albert Gasperetti

Officer Albert Gasperetti

Oxnard Police Department, CA End of Watch: Apr 15, 1956

Officer Albert Gasperetti was killed in an automobile accident while on duty. Read More

William E. Kelly

City Marshal William E. Kelly

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

Andrew W. McNaughton

Night Watchman Andrew W. McNaughton

Oxnard Police Department, CA End of Watch: Mar 17, 1906

Night Watchman Andrew McNaughton was shot and killed while on duty. Read More

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  • Posted @withregram • @oxnardpolice We would like to thank all who attended our 23rd Annual Oxnard Police Department Memorial Ceremony today to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those who continue to serve our community.

“It’s not so much about the words that I say here today. I am just a man with access to a microphone. What is most important today is the gathering that we have here, and the respect, love, and tribute that we show to our fallen.” - Chief Jason Benites

We will always remember:
Constable Andrew McNaughton - EOW: March 16, 1906
Constable W.E. Kelley - EOW: August 20, 1921
Officer Albert Gasperetti - EOW: April 15, 1956
Officer Frederick Clark - EOW: October 12, 1971.
Senior Officer John Adair - EOW: October 7, 1980
Officer James E. O’Brien - EOW: December 2, 1993
Officer James R. Jensen, Jr. - EOW: March 13, 1996

We also keep the family of Oxnard Police Officer Nathan Martin in our thoughts today. Nathan was killed in 2020 in a traffic collision on his way home from work.

[We’d like to give special thanks to Flowers by Paul Ann, Bill Boetticher, Oxnard City Corps, Oxnard Fire Department, Ventura County Fire Department, Oxnard Police Explorers, Rabbi Dov Muchnik, Chaplain Green, Everly Carganilla, and the Oxnard Peace Officers Association for your contributions in creating our 2022 Oxnard Police Department Memorial Ceremony.]
  • Today marks the 26th anniversary of the death of Officer James Rex Jensen Jr. After graduating high school, Jim joined the Marine Corps, where he served as a Military Policeman. After his military service, he was hired as a Deputy with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. He worked there for 4 years before he lateraled to the Oxnard Police Department. 

Jim was an enthusiastic and very active patrol officer who enjoyed his job. Jim also volunteered as an assistant baseball coach at Sunset Little League. Because of Jim's dedication, skill, and commitment, he was selected as a member of the department's Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, at that time, a collateral assignment, in 1995. 

Jim enjoyed the challenges the position presented and worked hard to excel at the position.

On March 13th, 1996, the SWAT Team participated in a narcotics related search warrant on Manzanita Drive. During the service of the warrant, a light sound diversionary device (flash bang) was deployed to the second story of the location and SWAT operators moved to the second story in order to clear the rest of the residence. During this time, another team member, Sergeant Dan Christian, mistook Jim for a suspect and shot him multiple times. Jim was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

Although the incident was especially tragic, many lessons were learned. The SWAT Team was transformed into a full time assignment (the Special Enforcement Unit, or SEU), where an extensive, annual training plan was developed in order to better train SWAT operators to avoid similar incidents in the future.

Jim is survived by his wife, Jenny, and two daughters, Lindsey and Katie. On September 14th of 2016, Lindsey gave birth to her first child. She and her husband, Stephen Fink, named their son Jensen James Fink, in Jim's honor.

Please take the time throughout the day to remember Jim and the ultimate sacrifice that he made. If you would like to visit his final resting place, Jim is buried at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road, in the City of Ventura, Section K, Plot 608, Grave #9. In keeping with tradition, A floral arrangement has been placed there by the OPOA.
  • Our hearts and thoughts are with the Huntington Beach Police Department and thier families.
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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
  • Today we honor our association members and everyone who served and those who sacrificed it all. #veteransday
  • The Oxnard Peace Officers Association is proud to partner with Child and Family Services to contribute necessary supplies to their @homeswithheartvc “Care Closet”. The Care Closet is designed to support children, youth and their caregiver; typically when a child comes into foster care through emergency response team of social workers. Over 50% of the children and youth that are receiving foster care benefits are from Oxnard/Port Hueneme. OPOA has donated blankets, duffel bags, toiletries, diapers and coloring books. And thank you @oxnardpolicek9 for also donating shirts and toy dogs.

If you would like to donate items for the Care Closet please visit HomesWithHeartVC.org
  • This weekend the Oxnard Peace Officers Association had the opportunity to help at the La Colonia neighborhood cleanup of their residential alleys. Members along with residents made a positive impact in the area which was coordinated by Mayor John Zaragoza. The OPOA members are committed to being a part of the community we serve. #oxnard
  • 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.
  • 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.