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
Hello NLPOA Members, Family & friends,
I’m reaching out to you because this courage young man & his family needs our help. Everyone that knows me, knows I don’t send emails out like this but his situation really touched me, Please read the story below !!
Last week, Deputy Zaredini from the East LA Sheriff Station put together an event for Rudy Jr. where aero flew in and SEB brought out a piece of equipment. It was moving to see Rudy and his family smile, laugh and cry. This is one courageous kid and we should continue to do what we can for him. All of the deputies who were on hand were gracious, kind and GIVING to Rudy.
You can see in the photo, Rudy received a department raid jacket with his name on it. We understand he didn’t take it off for some time.
Rudy is back in the hospital undergoing his 5th round of Chemo and will be there for 4 months. The kid is a fighter and refuses to surrender.
Rudy is 13 years old and has not been doing well and his father is a local business owner. Rudy loves law enforcement and his dream is to become an Police officer. Unfortunately with his illness nothing is guaranteed. The East LA Sheriff Station will be holding a Fundraiser for him on April 30th and I would like to collect as much as we can on behalf of the NLPOA and present it to the family on April 30th. I will also be forwarding you the Fundraising BBQ Flyer if you would like to drop by. If you can’t make it please mail your donations to the East LA Chapter PO Box or drop it off to me at our Chapter Meeting Wed. April 29th. Any amount will do to help the family ! If you are writing a check please make it out to “Rudy Morales”, they opened an account just for the donations that will be collected for Rudy Morales Jr. Medical bills.
Richard A. Jimenez
NLPOA East LA Chapter
NLPOA State of California Executive Board