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Larry Canfield


November 12, 2008

 

 

Larry was working for the contract city of Rancho Cordova as a motor officer when he was involved in a traffic collision.  As a result of the collision, Larry succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, November 12, 2008.

Larry, who was only 43 years of age, was a 13 year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.  Larry is survived by his wife, two children, parents, and extended family.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all those who feel the loss.

For the last two years, the Rancho Cordova Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department have attended the National Law Enforcement Memorial Week in Washington DC.

Larry was instrumental in the planning and fund raising for these trips.  He was always there to remind others what a great honor it was to represent the fallen officers and their families.  In May of 2009, Larry's name will be added to the memorial wall.  Once again these officers will try to raise enough money to attend Memorial Week so that they may be there for Larry's family.

This is one of the reasons that WSMOA was formed.  We want to help these officers make the trip to Washington DC but cannot do it alone.  We are asking for assistance in any form to help raise the necessary funds.  It will cost somewhere between 40 and 60 thousand dollars for transportation of the motorcycles, air fare and lodging.  The officers will need to raise the entire amount to be able to attend as they are not using department funding.

If you would like to help out, we are in need of anything related to fund-raising dinners such as raffle prizes or companies willing to donate space, food or equipment.  Any other type donations, including cash donations, is gladly accepted and much appreciated.  If you have any information or contacts that may help us, please email them to webmaster@wsmoa.org

If you would like to simply make a cash donation, you may do so by writing a check to WSMOA and mail it to:

High Impact Motor Unit

2500 Marconi Ave, Suite 100

Sacramento, CA 95821

 

If you prefer, you may make a donation through Pay Pal using the link below:

www.wsmoa.org and follow the link to Pay Pal.

Thank you and Please keep Larry's family in your thoughts.