Fox, James Patrick, Life Member NCPOA
Sacramento Sheriff's Detective (ret)
After a long illness Jim passed away 10/20/2012 at home surrounded by family and friends. Born in Sacramento December 7, 1944 Jim lived his entire life but for 1 year in Sacramento. He attended Christian Brothers High School and Sacramento City College where he was an outstanding baseball player. He was inducted into the Christian Brothers La Salle Club Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009. Jim was a 27 year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriffs Department taking a disability retirement in 1997. Jim is survived and remembered fondly by his wife of 47 years Patti and his children and their families Helen McCloy of Nigeria: John, Collin, and Duncan; Colleen Masterson of New Jersey: Bill, Liam and Sean and Andy Fox: Stefanie, Abbie and Drew; his siblings, Maureen McRandle (Bill) Rail Road Flat, Tom Fox (Caroline) Sacramento and sister-in-law Gwen Matthews, Fresno. He was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Katherine Fox and his sister Theresa Vernaza. Many thanks to his friends who lent moral support during his long illness, his hospice nurse Tracy and his doctors at Kasier Hospital.
MARTINEZ, Jr., Raymond
Department of Corrections
Raymond was born January 16, 1950 in Sacramento to the late Ramon and Estella Martinez. He passed November 9, 2012. He is survived by his beloved wife Lois and sons Raymond (Amanda) Martinez, Jason Martinez (Angel Florentino, just like a daughter), and Ryan Martinez (Chelsea Schottenloher, adorned and cherished friend), and his granddaughter Sasha the apple of his eye; siblings Elizabeth Martinez, Anthony (Rachael) Martinez, Yolanda (Tony) Alvarez; nieces Hortencia Martinez, Cecilia Alvarez, and nephew Robert Alvarez; goddaughters Tonika Aguire Morales, and Tara Williams.
Ray retired from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation after serving 32 years as a Correctional Officer. He served in the Vietnam and Gulf War, and was in the 270th MP Unit of the National Guard. Ray continued his life as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and godfather and friend to everyone he came across; he loved fishing, Morrow Bay, and being around family and friends. Ray will be missed greatly.
Mulderrig, Kevin , Lt.
Sacramento Poice Department (ret)
Life Member NCPOA
'I finally made it to the Irish Social Page!' Kevin went home to the 'King's chair' on Saturday, December 22, 2012. He passed away peacefully at his home in Cool with his beloved wife Clara by his side.
Kevin was born in Sacramento June 30, 1935 to Rita and Jim Mulderrig. He was preceded in death by his sister Patricia Mulderrig, RSM and brothers Jim and Bill. Kevin is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years Clara, his three children Eileen, Michael, and Patrick, and the joy of his life, his grandson Austin Mulderrig.
Kevin served as a Lieutenant for the Sacramento City Police Department for 31 years. He enjoyed golfing, adventures with his camper, family vacations, cruising, and riding his 'bucket list' Harley. He was a member of the Sacramento Police Officers Association, Sacramento Veterans Police Officers Association where he served as treasurer for the past seven years, the Northern California Peace Officers Association, Northwestern University Alumni, and the Knights of Columbus Council #4443.
Chaplain, Placer Co. Chaplaincy passed away on 12-15-2012 after a long illness. Rest in peace.
Leonard, Edward D.
Born on December 15, 1942 to loving parents Aldo and Agnes Leonard of Stockton, Edward passed away unexpectedly February 5, 2013. He is survived by his devoted wife of 20 years, Lois, his three daughters Melissa (Chris), Stacie (Keith), and Jennifer (Kenny), and his 6 grandchildren, Amanda ('the Toog'), Tanner, Hannah, Ali, Rylee, and Justin. He also leaves behind his brother David and sister Mary-Ellen along with his beloved dog Macey and many close friends. Among them is his best friend of over 50 years, Richard Briggs. Eddie began his career in law enforcement in 1968 and retired in 1995. During his 27 year career, he worked as a special agent for BNE as well as B of I. Eddie was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting at his duck club with his dear friend Bob Lewis. Eddie and his wife Lois loved to laugh together and travel on cruises. His sense of humor touched all who knew him.
Sheriff's Department, (ret)
James R. Underwood passed away unexpectedly on February 5, 2013 at the age of 78 in Sacramento. Jim was born on November 24, 1934 in Waverly, KS. At the age of 3 he moved to Nevada City, CA with his family. He graduated from Nevada City High School in 1952. After serving in the U.S. Marines and Air Force Reserve Jim had a long career in law enforcement. In 1956 he started as a correctional officer at Folsom State Prison before joining the Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept. as a deputy in 1961. Jim retired as a Lieutenant in 1989. Jim was a Life Member of the Northern California Peace Officers Assoc. During his retirement years he enjoyed traveling with his fifth wheel, listening to music, going to garage sales and spending time with his family and friends. Jim loved his animals and left behind his beloved 3 cats and 2 dogs. Jim is survived by his loving companion of 8 years, Millie Beers; daughter Lynn Tuttle (Dennis)of Grants Pass, Oregon; son James Underwood (Supiah) of Kona, Hawaii; 4 grandsons Aaron and Ryan Tuttle and Craig and Alan Underwood; 3 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind brothers Jack (Delores) and Ed (Pam) Underwood and many nieces and a nephew. Jim is preceded in death by wife Janice; parents Doyle and Zora Underwood; and sister Donna Zukowski. His sense of humor and kindness touched those who knew him and he will be sadly missed.
McAdams, Walter Eugene
Sacramento Police Dept. (ret) Life member, NCPOA, Past President 2003-4
On March 2, Walter McAdams, passed away at the age 85 at his home, surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his wife Sue of 63 years, his three children, Robert McAdams, Jacqueline Heil and Christine McAdams, and four grandchildren Lisa, Owen, Stella McAdams and Brittney Heil.
Walt was a retired police officer who served with the Sacramento PD for 33 years. After retirement he was active with the Northern California Police officer Assoc. and served as president in 2003-04 and also served as secretary for the Police Vets. Assoc. Walt was active for several years in the reunion committee (1945) of McClatchy High School.
Walt will be greatly missed by his family and friends and was known for his infectious laugh, love of animals and his one of a kind squeezes.
Cooley, Archie J. Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotics (ret)
Born May 17, 1942, in Sacramento to Archie and Mary Cooley. Died Sunday March 10, 2013 in Galt, California. Retired Special Agent, Bureau Narcotic Enforcement, Department of Justice and served in the United States Marine Corps. Archie was a member of the Northern California Peace Officers Assocaiton. Survived by loving wife Kathryn Cooley; sister Dessa (Dee) Dutra of Myrtle Creek, Oregon; children Elizabeth Cooley-Merino (Joseph), Cindy Tibbetts (Kevin), Sean Cooley (Stephanie) and Carrie Ferro (Hernan). Grandchildren Tara, Joseph and Christina Merino, Jacob and Teddy Tibbetts, Wyatt Cooley and Great Granddaughter Adelynn Bradley. The family wishes to thank his primary physician Dr. Iqbal and his Nephrologist Dr. Hu of Kaiser South Sacramento as well as his "angel" nurses Joyce, Grace and Ben at RAI Dialysis Center, Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.
Slivka, Donald B.
Chief Deputy Probation Officer (ret)
Born March 5, 1934, in San Francisco, CA, passed away at home on April 14, 2013, in Sacramento, CA, from congestive heart failure, he was 79 years old. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dianne and his three daughters, Diana Dykstra (Bruce) of Claremont, CA, Donell Slivka of Sacramento, CA, and Dara Slivka of Burlington, NC, as well as his beloved granddaughter Maura Dykstra and her partner Anthony Ruozzi of Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by his three nephews and three nieces; twelve great nieces and nephews; six cousins, and many wonderful friends and extended family.
He worked for the Sacramento County Probation Dept. for 34 years, but started his law enforcement career in 1956 for the Califomia Youth Authority as a group supervisor at the Northern California Reception Center in Perkins, CA. During his career with the Sacramento County Probation Dept. he rose through the ranks to Chief Deputy Probation Officer. When he retired he was in charge of Adult Court Services. Prior to that he was in charge of Sacramento County Juvenile Hall, where he hired young Probation Assistants of whom he was very fond and called his ""babies.' Most of his babies went on to distinguished law enforcement careers. He was a highly respected member of the law enforcement community and cherished by judges, law enforcement officers and colleagues alike.
He was a member of the Elks Club for many years. He was a member of the Northern California Peace Officers Association for many years. When he retired in 1994, he joined SIRS (Sons in Retirement #93) and was a committed member holding all of the leadership offices, including being the Big Sir in 2003, He enjoyed monthly lunches with his VIP group comprised of fellow retired probation officers. He was a volunteer at the Belle Cooledge Library. For many years after retirement he enjoyed traveling and playing golf. For 44 years he enjoyed vacationing with his family in Capitola, California where his ashes will be scattered in the Monterey Bay. No public services will be held.
Jose S. Bravo
Placer Sheriff's Dept. (ret)
Colfax area native Jose "Joe" S. Bravo died on July 27, 2013 after a short illness in Fair Oaks. Mr. Bravo, age 84, was reared in local schools and graduated from Placer High School in 1948. He was a member of the U.S. Army where he was a decorated tank commander in the Korean conflict. He was honored for being a member of the Colfax American Legion for 60 years.
Mr. Bravo retired from the Southern Pacific in 1988. He was a Colfax city police officer and a reserve officer with the Placer County Sheriff's Department. Jose and his late brother Octavio were long time active members of the Northern California Peace Officer's Association.
Mr. Bravo was active in sports, he played football and baseball while at Placer High, and was a member of the 1949 Placer College championship baseball team which was inducted into the Sierra College Hall of Fame in 2007.
Mr. Bravo played baseball, softball and basketball for the Colfax American Legion Fireballs. In 1981, he was a charter member of the Nevada County Softball Association Hall of Fame and in 1986 he was inducted into the Colfax Labor Day Tournament Hall of Fame. He was also an avid fan of the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland A's.
Mr. Bravo is survived by his wife Christene of Carmichael; son Craig Calder (Bertha) of Baker, Oregon; step children Peter Prichard (Linda) of Grass Valley; Lauraine Vannoy (Bill) of Rescue; Jim Fendley of Colorado; Jeff Fendley (Brenda) of New Hamshire; Trudy Fendley of Colorado. He is also survived by his sisters Maria Weber of Colfax and Veeda Ray of Sacramento, and many grand and great grand children and nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Pedro and Juana Bravo and two brothers, Octavio and Silvano.
At his wishes, no services will be held.
Donald W. Shaw, Life Member
Sacramento Sheriff's Dept.
Donald Wesley Shaw, beloved spouse, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at home. Don, son of Wesley Earl and Mildred May Cunningham Shaw was born January 18, 1939 in Jamestown, New York. He, along with his five sisters, (Jackie, Shirley, Delores, Barbara, and Allene) grew up primarily in Olean, New York. He loved family above all else. He enjoyed vintage cars, hunting, and the outdoors. He was an Eagle Scout at age 12. He served in the US Navy from 1955 until 1959. He married Lynne G Brown on July 11, 1959. They had three children, Kim (Jacobson), Robin (Schofield), and Wesley. The family lived primarily in Orangevale, California. Don and Lynne later divorced. He married Linda Neill on May 10, 1982 in Fort Bragg, CA. Don was a skilled brick mason and practiced his trade in both New York and California. After moving to California in 1962, he worked for Aerojet. He was employed as a Sacramento County Sherriff and later Sherriff's Detective from 1969. He retired in 1987. Don was a life member of the Northern California Peace Officers Association. Don was preceded in death by his son, Wesley and four sisters, Jackie, Shirley, Delores, and Barbara. He is survived by his wife, Linda Shaw; two daughters, Kim Jacobson and Robin Schofield; step-son, Richard Sammons; sister, Allene Garey; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Don worked hard all his life to care for those he loved. He will be missed by many and remembered by all who knew him.