EST. 1912

San Diego

Police Officers Association

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Sergeant Rex Cole lost his courageous battle with cancer on August 12, 2022. Rex joined the San Diego Police Department in 2003 and worked various patrol divisions and specialized assignments during his almost 20-year career. Rex is survived by his wife Lynne and their two children Breanna and Branden. Before Rex’s passing, he requested a college fund be established for his children. In honor of Rex, all funds will go directly to the Cole Family.


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  • 1.4M

  • 1,834

    Sworn Officers
  • 32

    Line of Duty Deaths

    Message From SDPD Chief

    On behalf of the dedicated men and women of your San Diego Police Department, I want to thank you for your support of local law enforcement. The San Diego Police Officers Association (SDPOA) provides critical assistance. Through its Widows & Orphans and Memorial Funds, the SDPOA directly helps our brave men and women.

    As your police chief, I deeply appreciate this crucial backup. Our officers run toward danger so you don’t have to. Nothing ever prepares us for losing people in the line of duty, but your support reassures them that their families will be taken care of if tragedy strikes.

    A strong bond exists between local law enforcement and the people we serve, knitting us together and creating a safer community for all. It is an honor to be your police chief, and I encourage you to support the SDPOA. It means so much to all of us with the San Diego Police Department.

    Forever grateful for your generosity,

    Chief Nisleit

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    We regularly host and participate in community events and fundraisers where we have the chance to talk with local residents and businesses. Several of our San Diego Police Officers Association events are held in support of our Widows & Orphans Fund, Memorial Fund and Scholarship Program, and we are grateful for your support.

    SDPOA Latest News

    12 October 2020
    Public News
    Click here to view the full article: San Diego Police officers babysit after father hospitalized SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Police officers babysat for a man who needed to go to the hospital Friday night but didn't have anyone to watch his tw...
    12 October 2020
    Public News
    Click here to view the full story: San Diego police officer challenges dad to foot race SAN DIEGO — It’s not every day you see a cop in full uniform challenge another man to a foot race. Coach Joe Seals said he was going about his day Thursday, ...
    12 October 2020
    Public News
    Click here to view the full video: Officer rescues toddlers after father drives off Sunset Cliffs SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A San Diego K9 police officer rescued toddlers after their father drove off Sunset Cliffs Saturday morning. He said he hear...

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    Widows & Orphans Fund

    The Widows & Orphans Fund is a vital part of the San Diego Police Officers Association. We are the ONLY charity in San Diego that directly supports the sworn officers of the SDPD in times of injury or death.
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