Dr. Ignatius Piazza,
Enclosed is a copy of our Christmas Party
“Big Board Donors” in the Jan./Feb. issue of The Informant newspaper.
was part of a prize drawing only sworn police officers are eligible
The Big Board Donors are printed on a large sign-board and placed
on an easel next to the stage. We award nearly 200 prizes, but
only Big Board winners are announced from the stage and come to
the stage to collect their prize. One of the two winners, Patrol
Sgt. Randy Levitt, was so excited he ran up the stairs and was
literally jumping up and down.
We hold our annual SDPOA Toy Drive in conjunction with the Christmas
Party. This year the Toy drive was renamed The Jerry Griffin Memorial
Toy Drive. Jerry was our motorcycle officer who was struck by a
motorist on April 15th, 2003 and died on April 25th. He was an
integral part of the toy drive for the past 10 years.
Each officer brings a wrapped toy and a non-perishable food item
to the party. Everything is sorted and divided into allotments
for our nine Division Toy Drive Reps to distribute to needy families.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank you
for your donation to our 23rd Annual SDPOA Charity Christmas Party.
We are looking forward to next year’s event and hope you will continue
to support it.
Jan P. Lane – Community Relations