Every year on September 11th, the United States recognizes Patriot Day to honor all those who lost their lives as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In accordance with the Patriot Day law, all Orange County Sheriff’s Department facilities will fly their flags at half-staff today, Monday, September 11, 2023.
We have some sad news to report this morning. Senior Detention Services Officer (DSO) Stanley Guyness with the Los Angeles County Probation Department passed away suddenly yesterday. He collapsed at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey, where he worked. Fellow officers immediately tried to help him and perform CPR. Guyness was rushed to St. Francis Medical Center, where he passed away. There is no word on the cause of his death. Senior DSO Guyness was 45 years old.
Alice Chandler, OCSD Special Deputy and close friend, passed away peacefully on June 10th at age 94 (she would have turned 95 on June 19th). Alice led an amazing life, becoming an Orange County Special Deputy Sheriff in 1949 at Sheriff Musick’s request to patrol the Irvine Ranch where she and her family lived and worked, fending off poachers at Peters Lake on the property. Alice was recently visited by several active and retired deputies and police officers who have embraced her going back to the time when she mailed a letter to Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, describing an incident when she was driven to the local shopping center in a Leisure World courtesy van and witnessed an apparently able-bodied man park his car in a disabled persons-only space. In 2008, Alice at almost age 80, became annoyed and told the driver the error of his ways. The man sassed her back, so Alice called the sheriff’s dispatcher and three patrol cars showed up to give the errant driver a citation. The spicy Chandler remarked to one young deputy that she might have been able to solve the problem herself, because she had a sheriff’s badge, revolver, and ID card. The deputies didn’t understand the context of Alice’s disclosure but smiled, thinking that this was the end of the story.
By EMILY RASMUSSEN ALICIA ROBINSON and NATHANIEL PERCY Long Beach Press-Telegram PUBLISHED: August 16, 2021 at 5:46 p.m. | UPDATED: August 16, 2021 at 6:06 p.m. The unions representing Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Fire Authority personnel are opposed to a coronavirus vaccine mandate for their workers, their leaders announced last week amid a statewide order for health care workers and those […]
AOCDS recently hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and unveiling of our new Fallen Officers Memorial Wall. The memorial wall located in our lobby, pays tribute to our nine officers who gave their lives in the line of duty for our community. Due to the ongoing restrictions of the pandemic, attendance was limited. We were honored […]
The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs is proud to announce that we have been working with Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer to create a Crimes Against Peace Officers (CAPO) Unit.
Today, on National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and every day, we honor those brave men and women of law enforcement who put their lives on the line to protect others and tragically lost their lives in the process. We pay tribute to one of our own, Deputy Sheriff Carlos J. Cammon, who passed away in the line of duty on August 23, 2019.
Please join us in honoring, remembering and paying tribute to the law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.