Again, it is with great sadness to report yet another senior member of the NLPOA has passed. Chuck Arellano passed away today at his home. He was born 03/23/1955, and retired from the Stockton Police Department in 2006 as a Sr. Sgt. He was a devoted NLPOA member. Chuck is survived by his only daughter Alison Arellano.
She will be contacting me with funeral arrangements in the near future.
Please say a prayer for Chuck and his family.
Andrew P. Peralta, National President - NLPOA
Juan G. Ferreira
It is with great sadness to inform you that former National President Andy J. Cruz passed away today at approximately 1518 hours after a long battle with an illness. He leaves behind his wife Estella Cruz, his daughter Paula, and two sons Jeremiah and Andy Junior.
Andrew J. Cruz, is retired from the Sacramento Police Department, a former National President of the National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA) from 1996 to 1998, webmaster, historian, and was awarded a Lifetime Membership in March of 2015.
Andy was very strong in his faith, and our prayers go out to him and his family. Additional information regarding services will be posted as it is received.
Andrew P. Peralta
National President – NLPOA
San Diego County Members Adolfo Gonzales and Paul Villalpando.
Adolfo is leaving as Chief of the San Diego County District Attorney Bureau of Investigations and becoming Chief at the San Diego County Probation Department. Adolfo has been active with NLPOA many years.
Paul will be promoted to Chief Deputy of Investigations for the DA's Bureau of Investigations. Paul is the current 1st Vice - President of our San Diego County Chapter. Paul has also been active with NLPOA since the 1980s.
San Diego Metro member, Miguel Rosario, will fill Adolfo's position as the new Chief of the San Diego County District Attorney Bureau of Investigations. Miguel is also a long time member of NLPOA.
Best of Luck in your new positions. The departments will benefit from all of your talents and leadership.
It is TRULY a pleasure to know ALL of you.
NLPOA, San Diego County Chapter
January 22, 2016
I got a note today from one of my daughters telling me she is going to be interviewed live on KPBS on Monday. As I sent a response to her I recalled the following:
On behalf of the many law enforcement professionals and community partners that make up the membership of the NLPOA-California; I would like to express my sincerest condolences on the passing of long time NLPOA member Jose Carlos Miramontes. Through his many years of service in our communities, Jose has left a lasting impact on the Local, State and National levels of the NLPOA. As a mentor to many, including myself, he encouraged me to run for the EAST Los Angeles Chapter Board many years ago, when I first joined the NLPOA.
His legacy will continue in our hearts and commitment to the communities we serve.
Juan G. Ferreira
On Thursday morning, October 1, 2015, the students at Rowell Elementary received from NLPOA Fresno County Chapter over $800 worth of school supplies. Crayons, note books, backpacks, soccer balls, color pencils, pens, and other items were provided to the students. Rowell Elementary was selected as one of the schools with students striving to improve their academic scores, by the NLPOA Fresno County Chapter members. Principal Alice McClintock, stated the school equipment is going to be used as incentives for the students attendance. Starting at the end of the month, students ames will be drawn from each classroom for early attendance and will receive one of the school supplies as a reward. The students were excited and thanked the NLPOA members in attendance. We wish them all the best
Bereavement Notice – Jose Carlos Miramontes born August 27, 1941 in Azusa California, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 6th, in Chino Hills California, at the age of 74. He is survived by his loving wife Sandra Miramontes.
Jose Carlos Miramontes was dedicated to service. Jose is a former United States Marine, LA County Sheriff Deputy, Group Director, Corporate Security West Region Coca Cola, and Former National President of the National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA).
Information on funeral services will be communicated within the next few days. Our prayers and deepest sympathy go out to him and his family. His presence and contributions to the community and the NLPOA will be missed.
Jose’s NLPOA Service
2000 – 2004 National President
1994 – 2000 California State President
1990 – 1994 East LA Chapter President