In Memorium III-Dedicated to our members that have passed on.
Manny Lopes, Deputy County Counsel, Sacramento County

Manny Lopes, distiguished
County Counsel and long time
 member of the Northern Califonia 
Peace Officers Association passed 
away on February 12, 2011 after 
a long illness.  Rest in Peace.  




Of Citrus Heights, CA, February 12, 2011, a native of Sacramento, CA, aged 84 years. Husband of Sonja Lopes. Father of Kathryn (Marty) Phillips, Peggy (Jim) Day, Annette (Jean-Claude) St. Urbain, Guy (Sandy) Lopes and Ann Huckaby. Step-father of John (Allison) Gorman and Virginia Crowe. Grandfather of Julie, Amber, Nicole, Sandy, Shanie, Megan, Noah, Lauren, Olivia, Patrick and Michael. WWII US Navy Veteran. Former Sacramento City Police Sergeant. Retired Deputy County Counsel. 


Emmett N. MURCH Constable of Lincoln Ca. (ret)  Life Member NCPOA
In Lincoln, CA on January 7, 2011. He was 76 years of age. Born on June 26, 1934. Preceded in death by father Cecil Murch, mother Alice Murch and first wife Ardean. He is survived by wife Joyce Murch of Lincoln, CA; brothers Raymond of Yreka, CA; Richard, Donald and Ronald, all of Lincoln, CA; children Monica (Frank) of Mansfield, TX; Donna (Craig) of Reno, NV; and Mike (Anna) of Shasta City, CA; grandchildren Rueben, Emily, Tara, Loren, Austin, Abby, Corey, Catie, numerous nieces and nephews; stepchildren, Steve (Ronnee) Franck, Greg Franck and Gayle (Chuck) Stack. Emmett was a lifelong resident of Lincoln. He spent five years with the the Lincoln Police Department with three of those as Sargent. He also worked three years with Placer County Sheriff's Reserve and was a member of the Thermalands Sportman Club. Emmett was also a Life Member of the Northern California Peace Officers Associaition.  In 1973 he was elected to the first of two terms he served as Constable of the Lincoln Court District. His outstanding service was recognized on numerous occasions by Assemby member Eugene Chappie. After Emmett's second term he was retained by the Placer County Municipal Court as a Court Balif until retirement in 1989. Emmett enjoyed retirement with his dear friends, Larry Borba, Don Baxter, Bill Preston, Bob Aiken, Rick Hoffman and Lowell Kollenberg. No visitation or services by request. Memorial contributions to a charity of your choice

Bua, Anthony (Tony) J. 
Sacramento PD (ret)
Life Member NCPOA  


Tony passed peacefully in his sleep March 6, 2011, in Sacramento. He was born April 16, 1920 to Joseph and Sarah Bua in Sacramento, CA. He was a graduate of Sacramento High School 1937 and proud member of the Greatest Generation, serving in the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific in WWII. When he returned to civilian life he joined the Sacramento Police Department and started his chosen career where he served from 1945 to 1975 retiring as a Sergeant. His most cherished period in the SPD was as a motorcycle officer. He and fellow SPD motorcycle 'cops' enjoyed a special camaraderie not only in Sacramento, but all across the state of California. He was a graduate of a special FBI academy/seminar. Tony was a Life Member of the Northern California Peace Officers Association.  He was an avid hunter and traveled to many Western States in search of the perfect buck. He was a gun collector and built a number of black powder weapons that are a treasure to his family. He was an expert marksman and participated in many shooting competitions. He loved clam digging, target shooting, hunting and camping in the Sierras with his sons and hunting buddies. He loved to play cards calling it his second job and was a legend in some of the local card rooms. He loved his parents and their Sicilian culture, especially his mom's spaghetti and meatballs. Tony was preceded in death by his daughter, Sarah Antoinette; his parents; and two brothers, Bennie and Leonard (Babe) Bua. He is survived by his loving wife Elsie, mother of sons, Richard Bua (Leslie) of Escalon and Michael Bua of Lodi; and his stepchildren that he loved as his own, Douglas McGill (Robie) of Sacramento, Cindy Hammack (Glenn) of Placerville, and Jacqueline Baker (Jon) of Elk Grove; his former wife, Jeanne Morse, mother of his daughter Gina Bua (Robert Koreis) of Vancouver, Washington; brother, Carlo Bua of Carmichael, sisters, Mary Quadros of Sacramento, and Nina Burns (Tom) of Ft. Worth, Texas. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jeremy Bua (Nikki) of Carmichael, Nicholas Bua and Michelle Bua of Lodi, Stephanie Stewart (Steve) of Sonora, Shane Bua (Erika) of Escalon, Leah and Ryan Mallett, both serving in the U.S. Army, Kimberly Glenn (Ian) of Cameron Park, Joe Latino of Sacramento, Chelsie and Bailee Baker of Elk Grove; great-grandchildren, Gaige, Haviland, and Ellery Stewart, Tiersy Bua, Ella and Jack Mallett, Elizabeth Olaverz, Ethan Edwards and Evian Glenn. 

SLACK, Palmer H. II Life Member, NCPOA, Sacramnto County Parks Department (ret)

On May 22, 2011, Palmer H. Slack, II, went to heaven after losing his battle with congestive heart failure. He began his life on January 8, 1934 in Lansing Michigan. Palmer graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1951 and entered college at Michigan State University where he received his bachelor's degree in Park Management. He was an active member in the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He started his career as a tree trimmer and park laborer in the Lansing, Michigan Park Department. From 1956-1959 he was a Navigator-Bombardier in the Strategic Air Command in the United States Air Force. After serving in the Air Force, Captain Slack became Superintendent of Parks at West Hartford, Connecticut and in 1964, became Superintendent for the County of Sacramento. During his employment with the County of Sacramento, he went through various title changes that reflected his growth and responsibilities of his position. Palmer established the Maintenance & Operational Standards, procedures, and policies for the parks department. As Chief of the Park Maintenance Division, Sacramento County, he became the first park leader in the history of the California Park and Recreation Society to be elected as its President in 1967.  Palmer was a Life Member of the Northern Califonia Peace Officers Association.  He was also an active member of the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee from 1977 to 1997. He was technical advisor and member of the Sacramento Tree Foundation and in 1988, he received the 'Member of the Year' award for his outstanding and dedicated services from the Maintenance Superintendent Association. After 40 plus years of dedicated service, Palmer retired in 1994 as Chief of Park Services. From 1999-2008 Palmer served his fellow County retirees on the SCREA Board. Palmer enjoyed taking long road trips through the mid-west states to visit family and friends. He was a very dedicated and loyal friend to many of his MSU Alumni classmates.
Palmer was preceded in death by his father Palmer Harris Slack, his mother Alice Hertzing Slack, and brother Bingham (Karen) Slack. He is survived by his daughter Shelley Barnard, son-in-law R. Kirk Barnard, granddaughter Jennifer Barnard, daughter Shannon Kuzmich, son-in-law Paul Kuzmich and granddaughters Caitlyn Kuzmich and Christina Kuzmich.
Everyone is welcome to attend the memorial service which will be held on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.at George L. Klumpp Chapel of Flowers, located at 2691 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95818.


James W. Cameron, Sheriff Yolo County (ret)
Life Member and Past President NCPOA 


James William Cameron, 90, passed away peacefully at his home in West Sacramento on October 15, 2011. He was born in Hendley, Nebraska to Jay and Eunice Cameron and served in the military during WWII 1942 to 1945 in the South Pacific. After the war he settled down in West Sacramento and never left, serving Yolo County as Deputy Sheriff, Detective, District Attorney Investigator and elected Yolo County Sheriff-Coroner. He also served as the President of the CA State Sheriff's Association. In 1978 while serving as the President of  the State Sheriff's Association, Jim also served as the President of NCPOA and was responsible for the Associaition being incorporated in that year.  Jim and the Cameron Foundation were long term supporters of the Northern California Peace Officers Scholarship Program and a scholarship in his honor is awarded each year by the NCPOA.  He was a founding member and 2nd President of the West Sacramento Little League. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara Cameron and his beloved dog Chiquita, his three children Clark (Donna) Cameron, James Jr. (Colleen) Cameron, Kimberly (Greg) Oliphint, 31 grand, great-grand and great-great-grand children. He was preceded in death by his brother Dean and sister Dorothy Cameron. A memorial celebration will be held at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1:00pm on Sunday, November 6, 2011.
 In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the NCPOA Scholarship Fondation at PO Box 983 Sloughhouse, Ca. 95683 in Jim's honor.