Shirley Dodge, Chief Deputy Probation
Officer (ret) Sacramento Probation Department April 17, 1937 to August 18, 2009
Shirley Dodge passed away in her sleep on
August 18, 2009. She was a Chief Deputy Probation
Officer and retired from the Sacramento Probation
Department. Shirley was a member of the Northern California Peace Officers Association and will be missed by all her family and friends.
Born in Oakland, CA, she is survived by her son Edward Joel Dodge, granddaughter Mary Smith, & sister Judy McMakin. A member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, Shirley graduated from Cal-Berkley in 1959 with a B.A. in criminology. She worked 30 years for the Sacramento County Probation Department before retiring in 1999 as Chief Deputy. She had been a member of Soroptimist International North since 1986 and was active in all the club's projects. She was also a member of the International Police Association and the Northern CA Peace Officers Association. She also served 5 years as president of her homeowners association (Evergreen Commons) from February 2003 to February 2008. Shirley had a love for travel and saw the world with her friends. She also loved playing golf with her friends and was the only one of her group to make a hole-in-one (May 7, 2009 on the 16th hole at Morgan Creek). A long-standing member of Christ Community Church, Shirley's faith was a vital part of who she was and how she lived. She routinely gave of herself to individuals and charitable organizations. Her memory would be well-served by such similar action. Although at peace with God, Shirley will be sadly missed here by so many and for so many reasons.
Jack F. Ashburn, Chief Deputy US Marshal (ret)
February 16, 1934-February 8, 2010
Life Member of NCPOA
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Retired Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Jack F. Ashburn, father of Senior Inspector Melissa Johnson. He passed away at the age of 75 years on Monday, February 8, 2010 after a long battle with cancer.
Jack began his career as a Deputy U.S. Marshal in Los Angeles in 1962. He later served as the Chief Deputy in Portland, Oregon; San Antonio, Texas; and Sacramento, California. He retired in 1984 after 22 years of faithful and dedicated service with the U.S. Marshals Service. Jack was a life member of the Northern California Peace Officers Association.
Jack was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was an accomplished building contractor and yard art sculptor. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Barbara, daughters Michaelle Jones and Melissa Johnson, and son Jack Ashburn Jr. Jack loved his grandchildren David Vallejo, Katerra Valimont, Veronica Ashburn, Jacqueline Ashburn; and great-grandchildren David Vallejo Jr., and Ledia Casillias.
A memorial service with Military Honors will be held on August 6th, 1:00 pm at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon Jack served in the Unites States Navy prior to joining Baldwin Park and El Monte Police Departments.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Sunshine Pantry, a local charity where Jack volunteered countless hours serving those less fortunate. Donations can be made to Sunshinepantry.org; by mail to Sunshine Pantry, Parkside Business Center, Building 26, 7795 SW Cirrus Drive, Beaverton, Oregon, 97008.
Condolences may be sent to his family at 22315 SW Riggs Road, Aloha, OR 97007.
Jack will be missed by his many friends and family members across the country.
John M. Bibica, Inspector, Sacramento Police Department
Born: July 11, 1926
Died: March 31, 2010
John M. Bibica, a Sacramento police veteran who was involved in high-profile cases and became the only officer to hold the rank of inspector, died March 31 after a lengthy illness. He was 83.
Mr. Bibica joined the Sacramento Police Department in 1949 and advanced steadily. He served as a detective sergeant in homicide, organized the agency's first narcotics unit as a lieutenant and was named patrol captain in 1970. He went on to oversee all field operations as inspector, a new rank below deputy chief.
He pursued notorious cases during his 31-year career in law enforcement. In 1963, he helped capture Aaron Charles Mitchell, who killed another Sacramento police officer during a nightclub robbery in 1963. Four years later, Mitchell became the last death row inmate to be executed in California before a 25-year moratorium on capital punishment.
"My father fired five shots while chasing (Mitchell) through a field," said his son, Patrick. "It was written up in True Detective (magazine)."
In 1965, Mr. Bibica led detectives investigating the slayings of Phillip Kirk Latimer and Michael McCandless, young clerks who were killed during a robbery at the Food Emporium supermarket on Broadway in Tahoe Park. The double murder remains unsolved.
"That case really haunted him," said his daughter, Susan Bibica. "He was involved with it from the beginning and went back to it several times."
Officials tapped Mr. Bibica to serve as a police spokesman and sent him to top national law enforcement programs, including the FBI Academy and the National Crime Prevention Institute. The department dropped the inspector rank after he retired in 1980.
John Mikel Bibica was born in 1926 in Lomita and reared in Sacramento by his aunt. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School and worked as a firefighter before joining the police force.
He and his wife of 50 years, Mary Etta, who died in 1998, had five children, including a son, William, who died in 2008.
Mr. Bibica enjoyed gardening at his east Sacramento home and was passionate about the San Francisco 49ers. A season-ticket holder since the football team played at Kezar Stadium, he was thrilled to be in attendence when the 49ers won the Super Bowl in 1982 and 1985.
He served twice as president of the East Sacramento Babe Ruth League. He was secretary for Toastmasters and the Lions Club, and he belonged to the board of the Society for the Blind. John was a veteran member of the Northern California Peace Officers Association.
At 6-foot-3, Mr. Bibica was a physically imposing man who played handball daily to stay fit. But he was reserved in personality, and he joined Toastmasters as a police spokesman to improve his public speaking skills, his daughter said.
"He was remarkably quiet," Susan Bibica said. "But people looked up to him because of who he was."
Survived by: Sons, Patrick, James and Robert, all of Sacramento; daughter, Susan Bibica of Sacramento; sister, Anna Anderson of Torrance; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren
NIBBELINK, Everett Dean
Life Member NCPOA, US Navy
Certified Lock and Safe.
Passed away peacefully on July 29, 2010 after a long fight against heart disease. He is survived by his adoring wife of 64 years, Laura, their 3 children, Gary (wife Linda), Greg (wife Bevlee) and Diane Goulding (husband Bob); his 4 grandchildren, Shawn, Brad (Kimyko), Bryan (wife Lindsay) and Laura; his 3 great grandchildren, Devin, Colin & Natalie; his sister Corinne Poel (husband Jerry) and countless other extended family members & friends. Everett was preceded in death by his father, Walter, his mother, Dorothy and his brother, Bud. Everett was a Navy World War II Veteran at Normandy. He was a member of the Patrol Craft Sailors Association and a charter member of the Ca. LST Association. He owned and operated Certified Safe & Lock Services from 1954-1983 when he retired. Once retired, he and Laura traveled around Europe; traveled across the country in their motor home; spent time at their cabin he built in Volcanoville; and could always be found at his grandchildren's sporting events. A private memorial has already been held in his honor. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Reyman, Carrol L.
Long-time Loomis resident, Carrol L. Reyman, passed away Thursday, August 26 at his home. Mr. Reyman was born June 28, 1917, in Cushing, Iowa. He later moved to Sioux City where he was employed by Sioux City Brick & Tile Co. and then later he was employed as a Woodbury County Deputy Sheriff. He & his family moved to California in 1956. He retired from the Department of Defense Police Force at McClellan AFB, Sacramento in 1980.
He was a 60 year member of the masons and a 52 year member of shrine. He was President of the Roseville Shrine Club in 1977. Carrol was a Life Member of the Northern California Peace Officers Association.
He is survived by his wife or 67 years, Mildred (DeBauche), daughter, Carol Petersen (Rick), son, Rodney (Marsha), 3 grandchildren, Justin Reyman, Glenda Reyman, Kristen Petersen (Jason Holpuch), a great-grandson, Jefferson Holpuch.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Vera Reyman and a brother, William E. Reyman.
TATTI, RICHARD CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL LIFE MEMBER OF THE NCPOA
Passed away in Lodi California at the age of 83 on September 10, 2010. Richard was a Life Member of the NCPOA. Rest in peace.
April 19, 1927-October 1, 2010
Life Member Past President
of NCPOA 1982
Sad to report that Life member of the NCPOA and Past President, 1982, Chuck Lindekugel passed away on October 1st, 2010 after a lenghty illness. Chuch was the former Head of Security for the late Harvey Gross, owner of the world famed Harvey's Inn and Casino in Lake Tahoe. Chuck hosted many a meeting of the NCPOA at Harveys and was a loyal member of our organization. He wil truly be missed. Rest in peace.
Services will be held at the Faith Lutheran Church in Pioneer California on Saturday October 9th, 2010 at 11:00 AM.
James, Charles H. USAF OSI
Life Member, NCPOA
Born June 10, 1934 in Lynn, MA, passed away August 6, 2010 at the age of 76 in Sacramento, CA in the privacy of his home with his loving family by his side. Beloved husband of 57 years to Ruth Crockett James. Forever remembered by his children and their spouses Susan & Launie Haberthier, Bonnie & Mike Wallen, Jon & Cheryl James, Brother, Sister, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. Retired Special Agent OSI USAF and Retired Civil Service.Charles was a Life Member of the Northern California Peace Officers Association. No Services - Interment at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA.
ACKERMAN, Jack J.
Born June 1, 1938 in Cozad, NE; passed away December 13, 2010 in Carmichael, CA at the age of 72. Beloved companion to Dianne Round. Greatly missed by children, Janelle Powell and husband John of Granite Bay, Jenifer Ackerman of Folsom and their mother Jane Ackerman. Forever remembered by grandchildren Jack, Jordan, Sydnie, Ashton, and Brandon. Preceded in death by mother and father, Vivian and Jurgen Ackerman. He will be forever missed by all who knew him. He retired as lieutenant for the Sacramento Sheriff Department having served for 25 years. Jack was a member of the Northern California Peace Officers Association. Services were held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, December 17th at 10am at East Lawn Mortuary. Remembrances in Jack's name may be made to the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy 1331 Garden Hwy., Sac. CA 95833.
FLORENCE, Edythe M.
Born May 15, 1924 in Virginia City, Montana; passed away January 20, 2011 in Sacramento. Beloved wife of Calbert R. Florence. Will be greatly missed by her three children, Sandra L. Baxter and husband S. Noel Baxter, Calbert R. Florence, Jr. and his wife, Jessie Florence, and Barbara A. Wood. Remembered by her grandchildren, Jennifer, Allison, Elizabeth, Krista, Marci and Ken as well as her 10 great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Lucille Dorsey. Edythe was a life member of the Northern Califonia Peace Officers Assocition and greatly assisted her husband Cal, the past Executive Director, with the day to day operation of the Association. She will be forever loved and missed by all those who knew and loved her. Services will be held at East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA (916) 732-2020 on Monday, January 24, 2011, at 6:00 p.m
McDonald, Archie Dale, Folsom State Prison (ret) Life member-NCPOA
Born June 14, 1923
Died October 12, 2010
Entered into rest at Mount Vernon Cemetary, Fair Oaks California, RIP
Silva, Frank B. Life Member, Lieutenant Sacramento Police Department (ret)
Our condolences to Frank's wife Kay and the Silva Family. Frank was a life member of the NCPOA and passed away in Sacramento on April 29, 2011. No services were planned according to Frank's wishes. RIP
Fritts, Lester AKA Les, Tex
Our condolences to Lester's wife Ann and the family and friends of Lester Fritts. Lester passed away in Sacramento on August 8, 2011 at the age of 83. Rest in peace, old friend.
Les passed away from life at the age of 83 on August 8, 2011. He was born in Tonkawa, Oklahoma on January 5, 1928 to parents R. G. and Maggie Fritts. When his father died his mother moved to Blossom, Texas with her two young boys, R. D. and Les to live with family. In Blossom she met and married the town Sheriff Will Arnold. The boys grew up devoted to their stepdad. Once Les graduated from High School, he followed his brother to Sacramento, California. Les decided to join the Navy with two of his buddies. After his discharge from the service he permanently settled in Sacramento. One of his friends introduced him to a shy young lady who recently moved to Sacramento from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, who was very attracted to his deep Texas drawl and manners. He and Ann married a year later on April 27, 1951.
In December of that year, Les went to work at Regional Transit as a bus driver, a job well suited to his very outgoing personality. Raising five children, four of them boys, Les was also very active in the Scouts.
Over the years, Les drove many bus lines making countless friends with passengers. After driving 38 years he was ready to retire with much fanfare. On his last day he drove an old city bus with balloons and gifts from some of the passengers and a TV camera awaiting him as he pulled In for the last time.
Les spent retirement days out in his garage tinkering, with the garage door wide open greeting everyone walking by, welcoming them in and waving to the neighbors driving by. He joined several organizations becoming active in the Romulus Club, SIRS #3, the Northern California Peace Officers Association, and past president of the International Footprinters Association #4. He was also a fifty year member and past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #9.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step-dad, brother R.D. and son-in-law John Baggett. He is survived by his loving wife Anne, sons Ralph (Kathy), Dan (Julie), Steve (Jan), Jim, daughter Carol Baggett and sister-in-law, Gloria Trueax. Grandchildren Jay Baggett of Sacramento Shawn McIntyre of Clearfield, Utah and Manda Fritts of Bethel Alaska, many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to a favorite charity.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.