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Portland Retired Police and Widows Association - 11/26/21

Sorry but here is another one.

This is to inform you that Vincent H Stone, a former police officer died at home on Thursday, November 25. He was a patrolman and worked up the ranks to become Sergeant in charge of Detectives.

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Portland Retired Police and Widows Association - 11/26/21

Thanks to Norm Rosenbloom:

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Charles Moose, who was Portland’s first Black police chief and later known for his role in the DC sniper attacks, died Thursday at his home, Montgomery County officials said.

The Montgomery County Police Department made the announcement on Facebook Friday morning. Police said Moose’s wife shared news of his passing.

Moose served as Portland police chief from 1993 to 1999 before becoming the chief for Montgomery County in Maryland from 1999 to 2003. He gained national fame for his actions during 2002 DC sniper attacks.

“We are extremely saddened by the news announcing the passing of former Chief Charles Moose,” said Montgomery County’s Chief Marcus Jones. “He was a great leader and led our department through the DC Sniper investigation, one of the most difficult crime sprees in our country’s history. We send condolences to his wife Sandy and all of his family and friends.”

While working for the city, Moose also taught at Portland State University, where he received a doctorate in urban studies and criminology.


Portland Retired Police and Widows Association - 11/24/21

This is one that I particularly don’t like to have to put in here (a fellow student at Wheeler County High School).

Jim (James) Wood Service is at the First Baptist Church, 224 Powell,Gresham, Or. 97030. At 2:00 PM on November 30.

There’s will be a service in Fossil on December 4th at the Methodist Church. The address is 602 Main Street (It is the Large White Church on the North side of the highway a as you pass Fossil and are headed for Service Creek). The burial will be after that.

Portland Retired Police and Widows Association - 11/23/21

For those of you wondering what the Menu will be for the Christmas Luncheon here it is.

Rosemary & Buttermilk Brined Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Creamy Turkey Gravy, Classic Holiday Stuffing,
Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Pancetta Roasted Green Beans,
Autumn Cranberry & Goat Cheese Salad,
Fluffy Rolls & Whipped Butter
Choice of Pumpkin or Apple Pie

Portland Retired Police and Widows Association - 11/23/21

Please change the address listed for Norm Rosenbloom in your Blue Book . Here is his new one 

Al, as I notified you earlier my address has changed. You said that you would post it, but I never saw that it was. I received a letter today at my new address with my old address on it. Please make note of my address is corrected. I am letting Ed also know of my change of address.


14570 SW Hart Rd. #212

Beaverton, OR. 97007


Thank you, Pleasent Holliday season to all.

Portland Retired Police and Widows Association - 11/22/21

For those that have them on Page 5 of the Blue Book is the location, date, and time of the luncheon.

Portland Retired Police and widow association - 11/22/21

!!!!!!!!!!!! In the link to pay pal the last two numbers are reversed (https://form.jotform.com/92846881686147) they should be 74 (92846881686174).

Portland Retired Police and Widows Association - 11/22/21

Many of you may already know that Ed Herberts mother passed on about November 7th. Please join me in send condolences and prayers to Ed and his family. He is the back bone of our organization and we want to support him in any way we can.

Portland Retired Police and Widows Association - 11/22/21

Here it is just about 3 weeks from the Christmas Luncheon. Have you let us know whether or not you will be attending? The cost is only $15 per person, to make it affordable. Please let us know if you are going to be there by the 6th of December so that we can have a relatively accurate head count to give the Monarch.

Annual voting for Association Officers will be conducted at the Christmas Banquet. Only paid members are eligible to vote!

Annual dues are $25, widows/widowers $10, new members $20 for first year of membership. You can pay either by check or online through PayPal. To pay online copy and paste this link into your browser: https://form.jotform.com/92846881686147
Membership dues for 2022 and Christmas Banquet fees may be combined. For retired Portland Police, and Associate Members, dues are $25 per year and that includes your spouse. Widow/Widower of Portland Police officers are $10 per year. New members are $20 for first year of membership. Banquet is $15 per person.

Portland Retired Police and Widows Association - 11/21/21

I saw this on Facebook from Mike Leonard. Tried to copy it but was able to so here it is from my typing it.

Julie Clark , wife of PPB Detective Ed Clark, passed away last week in Yakima, Wa. She was 78 years old. According to a family member, she was cremated and will be buried with Ed in Willamette National Cemetery. The family will have a small Private service.

Julie worked for Marion County Sheriffs office, then for Oregon State Community Corrections, and retired from Multnomah County Community Corrections in 2002.

She will be missed.

Portland Retired Police and Widows Association - 11/20/21

I just got this fromDave Simpson.

A Celebration of Life for Bud Bladow is planned for January 2, 2022, from 1pm to 4pm at Persimmon Country Club, 500 SE Butler Road, Gresham, OR.

Due to Covid restrictions still in place, please email Rita Bladow at ita.bladow@yahoo.com">Rita.bladow@yahoo.com if you are planning to attend so the venue can plan appropriate space requirements.  Please bring a mask, as this too may still be required.  

We look forward to seeing everyone.



I will try to remeber to put this out again after the Christmas Luncheon.


Portland Retired Police and Widows Association - 11/16/21

Just got this from Nancy Wright. 

Don’t know if this is appropriate or not, but my husband Bill Wright, retired detective for PPB passed away November 11, 2021.  His Celebration of Life is scheduled for November 22, 2021 at our church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 16001 NE 34th St. Vancouver, WA 98682.  The service is at 2pm.  Will you get the message out to the retirees?  Or tell me the appropriate way to inform them of his service? 

Thank you,

Nancy Wright

Yes Nancy it is OK and thank you for sending it.

Portland Retired Police and Widows Association - 11/11/21

This afternoon Bills daughter called to tell me her father Bill Wright passed away last night.

                                          Steve Peterson

Portland Retired Police and Widows Association - 11/10/21

I just got this from Steve Peterson. Bill Wright has terminal cancer. Last night I received information from Bill Wright's daughter, that Bill has terminal cancer and is in the care of Hospice.

Len Stanley Celeb Life
Len Stanley Celeb Life
PRP&WA: Celebration of Life for Lennox Stanley 11-10-2021 (Photo) - 11/06/21

From Lennox Stanley's daughter, Elisa Stanley:

I wanted to pass this on to you so you can pass in onto whomever may need this information to get the word out. This is my Dad's Celebration of Life invitation.  Also, I can't remember if it's you that we ask for Police Presence and representation or a different department. If possible, we'd like that at both sets of services. The public gathering is at 11:30 am and the Private Family at the Willamette National Cemetery is at 2:30pm with arrival at 2pm.

(Editor's note: Celebration of Life, Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Unity of Portland, 4525 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97215. Proof of Covid-19 Vaccine Required - Masks Required)

PRP&WA: Correct Address for Mike Johnson's Celebration of Life 11-7-2021 - 11/06/21

From Carolyn Wooden-Johnson

I wanted to mention retired Detective  Mike Johnson’s celebration of life is this Sunday and our address in the blue book is NOT correct  the real address is 583 2nd st Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Portland Retired Police and Widows Association - 11/03/21

I just saw this on Facebook. Jeni Wood (Daughter of James Wood) posted that James had passed away at OHSU.His cancer came back and he succumbed to it Yesterday (Nov.2nd). There is no indication when there will be any services.

Portland Retired Police and Widows Association - 11/01/21

Sharee Bullard put his out about a Ladies Lunch.

We will be going to Heidi’s in Gresham on Thursday November 11th at 12:00 noon. I am Mary Schippers daughter. Sharee Bullard. We have a Facebook page, The PPB Ladies that Lunch, for anyone who would like to join and stay informed. Elaine Grant said you would pass this info along. Thank you!!