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About the Foundation

The Bruce Verhoeven Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in memory of Bruce R. Verhoeven, a Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff who was killed during the performance of his duties on December 4, 1973.

At the time of Corporal Verhoeven's death, an outpouring of donations were received from the community and Bruce's fellow officers to assist the Verhoeven family. Bruce's widow felt that the excess funds she had received should be returned to the Sheriff's Department, and suggested a fund be established to assist other Sacramento law enforcement families in times of crisis.

The Foundation was incorporated on May 23, 1975 as a tax exempt, charitable organization, with a seven-member board of directors. The number of board members has increased, and a nine-member board now governs the Foundation. All nine directors are either current or retired employees of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, representing both sworn and non sworn personnel. Read more...

NCPOA Awards Scholarships

The Northern California Peace Officers Association (NCPOA) is proud to announce the Fall Semester recipients of the NCPOA Scholarships. These scholarships, in the amount of $1,500 dollars each, are awarded to members of the junior or senior class enrolled in the Criminal Justice Degree Program at California State University, Sacramento. Each recipient also receives the Sergeant Kelley Allen - Shrine Peace Officers Scholarship Award, an additional $200 each from the Sacramento Shrine Law Enforcement Unit. These recipients were selected from qualified applicants and attended an interview panel to determine their eligibility. Read more...


In the month of December we pay tribute to four fallen officers:

Deputy Roger L. BaumanDeputy Roger L. Bauman
End of Watch: December 12, 1961

Deputy Roger L. Bauman was killed attempting to stop a robbery suspect.

Click here to read the full memorial page for Deputy Roger L. Bauman.

Corporal Bruce VerhoevenCorporal Bruce Verhoeven
End of Watch: December 4, 1973

Corporal Bruce Verhoeven was killed attempting to take a robbery suspect into custody.

Click here to read the full memorial page for Corporal Bruce Verhoeven.

Deputy Sandy LarsonDeputy Sandy Larson
End of Watch: December 8, 1998

Deputy Sandy Larson was killed in a vehicle accident.

Click here to read the full memorial page for Deputy Sandy Larson.

Detective Vu NguyenDetective Vu Nguyen
End of Watch: December 19, 2007

Detective Vu Nguyen was shot and killed while in foot pursuit of a gang member.

Click here to read the full memorial page for Detective Vu Nguyen.