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In May of 1998 the FOF was created to financially assist any active Police Officer, Local, State or Federal, and/or his/her immediate family, in San Diego and Imperial County, who would be in need of immediate financial assistance as a result of death or any other incapacity in which financial assistance would not be otherwise available. The dispensing of such funds shall reflect the spirit of benevolence and compassion of the San Diego District Attorney Investigators Association (SDDAIA), Fallen Officers Fund Board of Directors; in meeting the immediate needs of a Fallen Officer and/or his/her immediate family.

The FOF receives a portion of its operating funds from private donors, and the FOF Annual Breakfast event. However, over 90% of the Fund is generated by two large events, the Annual FOF Golf Tournament and the annual Southern California Gang Conference (www.scgcsandiego.org). All of the funds collected are used exclusively to provide assistance to officers and their families experiencing the loss of an officer, and in times of sickness and distress and who are in need of help, and/or have medical needs that are not completely covered by health insurance or have other emergencies. The SDDAIA Fallen Officers Fund believes in a friendly spirit of mutual cooperation and the well-being of the entire San Diego and Imperial County law enforcement community. The FOF is exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.

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FOF Assistance

From 2007 to November 2019, the FOF has been able to assist 109 active law enforcement officers from local, state and federal, or their immediate family, in the San Diego and Imperial county area.  This is because of the fundraising efforts of the FOF Board, volunteers and the generosity of all of our supporters.  The Fallen Officers Fund has donated 461,654.50 to officers, agents and investigators or to their families in time of need and will keep growing with your assistance.

California Dept. of Corrections - $ 17,000.00                                 California Highway Patrol - $10,000.00

Calexico Police - $500.00                                                                Carlsbad Police - $25,000.00

Chula Vista Police - $27,500.00                                                       Department of Homeland Security - $5,000.00

Department of Justice (State DOJ) - $5,000.00                              SD District Attorney Investigators - $23,842.50

El Cajon Police - $11,000.00                                                            Escondido PD - $5,000.00                               

Federal Bureau of Investigation - $5,000.00                                  Federal Police/Other Agency - $6,000.00

Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) - $15,000.00              Imperial County Probation- $912.00

Oceanside Police - $1,000.00                                                       San Diego Public Assistance Investigators $10,500.00

San Diego Police Department - $97,400.00                                   San Diego Probation Department - $15,000.00

San Diego Sheriff's Department - $81,000.00                               U.S. Border Patrol - $74,000.00

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration - $10,000.00                    U.S. Marshal - $15,000.00

University of California San Diego Police - $5,000.00                San Diego Law Enforcement Memorial $5,000.00


If any law enforcement offcier has an incident and would like to inquire if the FOF can assist, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rod Demetrio - FOF Chairman

San Diego District Attorney Investigator Association member Rodney Demetrio was appointed chairman of the FOF as in June 2019.  Rod began his career with the Chula Vista Police Department in 1999. He was hired by the San Diego District Attorney's office in June of 2014. As Chair of the FOF, Rod reports to the SDDAIA President and Executive Board. He coordinates all FOF events, oversees monthly FOF meetings, and evlauates all requests for assistance from law enforcement agencies. The FOF committee operates the FOF Golf Tournament and fundraising efforts. The FOF Chair is assisted by Treasurer Emalee Bowles and Committee members Stan Schwarz, Delsey Belisle, Rene Palermo, Samantha Spears, and JK Hudgins. 

The principal office of the SDDAIA Fallen Officers Fund for the transaction of its business is located at 501 W Broadway, Suite A-295, San Diego, CA, 92101.

FOF Donation from 21st Century - October 9th, 2019

Realtor Lucy Nava and Joel Berman, Senior Loan Officer for 21st Century donated $1,000.00 to the Fallen Officers Fund. They are committed to giving back and donating a portion of our earned commission to local law enforcement charities. They can assist you with all your home mortgage needs.

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FOF Donation from Southern California Gang Conference - February 8, 2017

The Southern California Gang Conference made a significant donation to the San Diego District Attorney Investigators Association Fallen Officers Fund on February 8, 2017.  The donation of $90,143.17 was the largest single donation in our 20 year history and we are so thankful to the gang conference and all the men and women in law enforcement that attended the conference in which all proceeds go to support the FOF and Fallen Officers. Donations like this keep the FOF going and allow us to help fellow officers in time of need. Thank you to the SCGC board and good luck with the 2017 conference.   

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FOF Breakfast - March 24, 2016

The San Diego County District Attorney Investigators Association would like to thank the Chefs De Cuisine Association for anohter great breakfast to support our Fallen Officers Fund.  The event was fantastic, the crew of volunteers prepared breakfast for the largest crowd on record helping raise funds to support our fallen officers and officers in sever time of need.  The photos below are of current FOF Chair Jeff Miller and a past FOF Chair Larry Davis, the Chefs de Cuisine logo, and a photo of the 13th floor conference room that was converted for the morning into the FOF breakfast hall.

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21st Annual FOF Golf Tournament

The San Diego County District Attorney Investigators Association and the Fallen Officers Fund board would like to say thank you to everyone that supported this years event.

Here are some photos from the event:

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The FOF has been able to assist our fellow law enforcement officers, local, state and federal, or/or his/her immediate family, in San Diego and Imperial Counties because of the fundraising efforts of the FOF Board and the generosity of all of our supporters like you. To ensure we can help all officers in our region well into the future, we ask you to sign up for AmazonSmile.  Please click on the link at: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/30-0216827   Please read our news blog with more on this easy way to support our fallen: http://sandiegodainvestigators.com/news/sddaia-news/entry/support-the-sddaia-fallen-officers-fund-with-amazon-smile