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We pay tribute to MPD personnel. Below are profiles of honored officers who have passed away.

  • MPD In Memoriam

    Sergeant Bert Morales Police Sergeant February 11, 1960 – August 27, 1999 Employed on March 6, 1983 as a Police Officer, Sergeant Morales had assignments in Patrol Division, Professional Standards and Intelligence Unit. He was a fine and outstanding officer, who always went the extra mile to help his fellow man. In 1988, he was nominated as LA Bankers Association Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. He was selected by his peers as Officer of the Year in 1989 and the same year was nominated as LA Peace Officers Association Officer of the Year. Bert died from a sudden illness on August 27, 1999.

    MPD In Memoriam
  • MPD In Memoriam

    Carol Tarver Secretary to Assistant Chief January 27, 1959 – May 10, 2005 Carol was employed with the Monroe Police Department on June 25, 1979 as a Departmental Records Clerk. She served over 26 years, with the last ten years as Secretary to the Assistant Chief. Carol received numerous commendations for her acts of kindness and concerns for her co-workers and citizens alike. She was a member and past president of the LA Association to Secretaries to Chiefs of Police. There was a deep love and respect for Carol, because she was such an important and knowledgeable member of this Department. She is truly missed as our friend. Carol died after a sudden illness.

    MPD In Memoriam
  • MPD In Memoriam

    Brian Putman Police Corporal March 27, 1974 – April 15, 2006 Employed April 22, 1996 as a Police Officer, Brian served the citizens of Monroe as a Patrol Officer and a K-9 Handler. Cpl. Putman received several commendations for his dedication to the department. Cpl. Putman died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident while off duty.

    MPD In Memoriam
  • MPD In Memoriam

    Cheryl Sears Communications Officer February 4, 1956 – August 24, 2010 Employed on May 26, 1991 as a Communications Officer, during her tour of duty Cheryl was commended several times for her calm and professional manner of handling emergency calls. She was a very dedicated Dispatcher, who was diligent in her duties to make sure “her children”, as she affectionately called the officers, made it home safely after each shift. She was selected by her fellow employees as recipient of the Employee Appreciation Award in 1995, 1998 and 1999. Cheryl died after a lengthy battle with cancer.  

    MPD In Memoriam
  • MPD In Memoriam

    Sergeant Bert Morales Police Sergeant February 11, 1960 – August 27, 1999 Employed on March 6, 1983 as a Police Officer, Sergeant Morales had assignments in Patrol Division, Professional Standards and Intelligence Unit. He was a fine and outstanding officer, who always went the extra mile to help his fellow man. In 1988, he was nominated as LA Bankers Association Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. He was selected by his peers as Officer of the Year in 1989 and the same year was nominated as LA Peace Officers Association Officer of the Year. Bert died from a sudden illness on August 27, 1999.

    MPD In Memoriam
  • MPD In Memoriam

    Carol Tarver Secretary to Assistant Chief January 27, 1959 – May 10, 2005 Carol was employed with the Monroe Police Department on June 25, 1979 as a Departmental Records Clerk. She served over 26 years, with the last ten years as Secretary to the Assistant Chief. Carol received numerous commendations for her acts of kindness and concerns for her co-workers and citizens alike. She was a member and past president of the LA Association to Secretaries to Chiefs of Police. There was a deep love and respect for Carol, because she was such an important and knowledgeable member of this Department. She is truly missed as our friend. Carol died after a sudden illness.

    MPD In Memoriam
  • MPD In Memoriam

    Brian Putman Police Corporal March 27, 1974 – April 15, 2006 Employed April 22, 1996 as a Police Officer, Brian served the citizens of Monroe as a Patrol Officer and a K-9 Handler. Cpl. Putman received several commendations for his dedication to the department. Cpl. Putman died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident while off duty.

    MPD In Memoriam
  • MPD In Memoriam

    Cheryl Sears Communications Officer February 4, 1956 – August 24, 2010 Employed on May 26, 1991 as a Communications Officer, during her tour of duty Cheryl was commended several times for her calm and professional manner of handling emergency calls. She was a very dedicated Dispatcher, who was diligent in her duties to make sure “her children”, as she affectionately called the officers, made it home safely after each shift. She was selected by her fellow employees as recipient of the Employee Appreciation Award in 1995, 1998 and 1999. Cheryl died after a lengthy battle with cancer.  

    MPD In Memoriam

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