October 2021

Dear Jim:

I wanted to convey my heartfelt thanks to the Board of Directors for approving the grant of money…

I also wanted to let you all know that when I contacted your office I was put in contact with Director Todd Rheingold. I explained the situation and he took it from there. He was very interested and put together the information necessary for all of you to make a decision regarding this case. Todd came through and successfully obtained the funds necessary…

I can tell you that…is very grateful and humbled by the care and generosity of the Board.

I especially want to say thank you and let you know the fine work and attention shown by Todd.


George A., retired LAPD

September 2021

Thank you for the extremely important information contained in the Fall 2021 Quarterly Dispatch. It reminded my wife and I to make sure our documents are up-to-date and in proper order.

Thanks again,

Richard P., retired LAPD

September 2021

To All –

Thank you for a wonderful 9/1 Meeting + BBQ – great location, good info. from the speakers, and as always the BBQ food is outstanding.

Looking forward to 2022!

Best Wishes,

Tom O., LAFD

September 2021

Outstanding Job!

The 2021 Annual Member Barbecue was the best. The Middle Ranch turned out to be a great location, the raffle was well organized, (thanks for the Home Depot gift card), and Rattler’s BBQ is a real treat. The Rattler’s serve crew was exceptional and Jim Mateer did his usual great job as social director. Everyone’s hard work sure paid off.

Many thanks for all you folks do……….

Highest regards,

Sgt. Walt K., Ret.

July 2021

Dear Friend,

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the LAFDHS, our museum volunteers, and the family of Frank W. Borden, we are honored to accept your donation in Frank’s memory.

This donation will help keep Frank’s memory alive through the ongoing mission of the Historical Society, to which Frank showed so much passion.

James F., President of the LAFDHS

March 2021


On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Police Unity Tour of Southern California, Chapter VII, I would like to thank LARFPBA for its generous donation and for your commitment that no officer killed in the line of duty will ever be forgotten.

Thank you, once again. “We Ride For Those Who Died.”

Gil C., President of the Police Unity Tour, Chapter VII

January 2021

Dear Los Angeles Police Museum Supporter,

Your gift and unwavering dedication makes all the difference from the Los Angeles Police Museum as we work to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret the history of the Los Angeles Police Department. We strive to enhance public safety by building a bridge of understanding and support between our community and its police department.

Roberto A., Chairman of the Los Angeles Police Museum

December 2020

Dear LA Retired Fire & Police Benevolent Assoc.,

On behalf of United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Fire Foundation (UFLACFF), we extend our sincere gratitude to you for your contribution to the Foundation. We thank you for your commitment to our firefighters and their families, and we look forward to your continued support.

Freddy E., President of UFLAC Fire Foundation

Adam W., Foundation Director of UFLAC Fire Foundation

November 2019

Dear LA Retired Fire + Police Benevolent Association,

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for honoring Mike at the LAFD Fallen Firefighters Museum through an engraved brick/paver. We miss him so much and it gives us comfort to know he is being remembered by his beloved Firefighter family. The museum is beautiful and we look forward to visiting it again.

Many Thanks,
S.M and Family

To: Los Angeles Retired Fire & Police Board of Directors

On behalf of A Light of Hope (ALOH) our Board of Directors, families, youth and young adults we again would like to express out heartfelt thanks for you generous donation this year towards the support we provide to Fire and Police failies, youth, young adults and our community.

We moved in to our new facility in January and have added two additional support groups for Parents and Youth to our program of support. Now families and youth can attend Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We have seen and increase in sobriety, healing and attendance to ALOH for support.

Your donation has made such an impact on our ability to provide this much needed support to families and young people struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, cutting, depression and other self destructive actions and behaviors. We now serve as many as 80 youth, young adults and 60 parents on a weekly basis who are looking for hope and healing. At ALOH there is not cost for our services or support. We are able to provide this free to all, because the LARFPA and others who see the need and support our Mission and Vision to help families and youth heal.

As a retired Fire Captain now for over 4 years, serving 35 years with the LAFD I have been able to continue to help save lives and bring hope to families. As a dad of three daughters two of which were in multiple rehabs for drug and alcohol addiction I know firsthand the pain and hopelessness that a parent feels when their child is struggling, and the fear comes with that journey. I use y experience on the job and personally in my family to reach out and help other Fire and Police families, and provide them the hope, support and guidance they so desperately need.

Thank you again for partnering with me in our efforts to save lives and bring hope and restoration to families.

​Thank you,
Tim and Susan T. (A Light of Hope Support Center)

August 2019

Dear Directors,

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your support and help.

S.W. and Family

July 2019

Dear Directors,

Thank you so very much for your help! I am grateful..


February 2019

Dear Directors,

Thank you so much for placing a brick for my beloved husband.


January 2019

Dear Directors,

Congratulations to Me. Today I have been retired from LAPD for 15 years! During all of those years I have never had to
worry too much about my medical needs. Without getting into specifics, I just want to thank you for a job very well done.


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