With the Community Center at Rusk Park in Rossmoor literally filled to the brim, community leaders gathered this week to resume what has become one of the most revered celebrations of the year for the area, the annual Heroes Appreciation Dinner.
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.
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 […]
Please join us in honoring those we have lost… today and always.
Please join us in honoring, remembering and paying tribute to the law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
In observance of Veterans Day, AOCDS will be closed today. Please take time on this holiday to thank veterans for their service and honor those we have lost. AOCDS will reopen tomorrow at 8 a.m.
The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriff’s (AOCDS) mourns the passing of Dep. Carlos Cammon, who succumbed to injuries sustained at an on-duty OCSD SWAT tryout in July, 2013. Carlos died at a local rehab facility late Friday night, August 23rd. He was 29 when the injury occurred.
On Memorial Day and always, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives to protect our country. We thank you for your service. AOCDS will be closed today in honor of those heroes. We will reopen tomorrow at 8 a.m.
Once sheriff’s Deputy Lisa Dolan learned that there was a child inside the wrecked car she saw before her on Interstate 5 near the Grapevine, things changed.