Retiree Roundup

2016 Recap

Well, the lights have been dimmed, the boxes and files put away, and everyone has returned home. As they say in Hollywood, “It’s in the can.” The 2016 LASD Roundup is over. By all accounts, a great time was had by all.

Now for a bit of trivia. How many Moon miles is the Roundup? Well, it is exactly 28.79 miles. That is how many miles I put on my PF Flyers.

The dates for the 2017 Roundup are April 2 through April 5, 2017.

Our illustrious news reporter, Ralph Williams, will again be writing the article for the Star News and I will publish it to the list as soon as it is delivered to me.

The final official attendance this year was 927.

The LASD Range Staff, Deputy Mitchell Jones and Joey Stoker, and our HR 218 crew (Walt Bouman and his cadre of dedicated volunteers) processed 371 retired members for the HR 218 national CCW (a new record). ALADS again funded the HR 218 process. If you participated in the HR 218 process and would like to express your gratitude to ALADS, you can email the president, George Hofstetter at

We would also like to thank Sheriff Jim McDonnell for the LASD Range Staff, which administered the HR 218 qualification course.

The following units had functions during the Roundup:

Firestone Station
Red Hats
Malibu/Lost Hills Station
Norwalk/Pico Stations
San Dimas Station
Detective Division
AV Stations
Lakewood Station
West Hollywood Station
ELA Station
Lennox Station

For next year, we are exploring the possibility of a karaoke night and billiards tournament. There is also talk of a SCV/CV/Altadena get together.

Jacque Franco runs our 50/50 drawing. Among Jacque, Linda Engelbart and other volunteers, they sold $9,204 in tickets  (also a new record). Half of the money was given away in cash prizes and the other half goes into the bank for next year’s Roundup.