Retired Chaplain Duvall and Kepi

Congratulations Chaplain Duvall and Canine Kepi on their well-earned retirement. We appreciate their dedication to our communities and first responders over the years.

Chaplain Robert Duvall served as the handler for the Chaplain/ Crisis Intervention Team for the Winters Public Safety Crisis Intervention Team. K-9 Kepi was specifically paired with Chaplain Duvall due to her ability to sense emotional stress, a talent that was heightened during her three-week training course. She has been trained to provide both active (moving to be touched) and passive (sitting still) emotional support. The team was often dispatched to assist with calls that have a traumatic component. Examples of calls included death notifications, serious traffic collisions, assaults, homicides, and crimes involving children. The Team’s unique combination of chaplaincy and crisis intervention provided much needed support for our first responders and our communities.

Happy Retirement Robert and Kepi!


Please consider joining the Yolo County Retired Peace Officers Association (YCRPOA), which was formed in 2002 by Lee Refsland, Bob Jones and Doug Bera, and was officially incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2008, for the purpose of collecting funds to construct and maintain a permanent monument to honor Yolo County law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.  After years of fundraising, the YCRPOA achieved its goal, and on May 11, 2013, the Yolo County Peace Officers Memorial monument was unveiled in front of the former Yolo County courthouse in Woodland. Each year in May, during National Police Week, the YCRPOA hosts a ceremony honoring Yolo County law enforcement officers, who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and whose names are memorialized on the monument.

The YCRPOA also helps in other ways:

By assisting association members and their families in the time of need and distress.

By providing support and assistance to others in the Yolo County law enforcement community in the time of need and distress.

By providing scholarships and financial assistance, as well as, guidance and mentoring to students planning to pursue a career in law enforcement or public service.

By promoting and perpetuating relations among its members and workers in law enforcement, whether retired or still actively serving.

By providing a forum, or social setting, in which members and non-members, may renew acquaintances, make new friends, discuss topics of mutual concern/interest; thereby, promoting camaraderie and social growth.A

You are invited to attend the next monthly meeting of the Yolo County Retired Peace Officers Association (YCRPOA) scheduled for 0900 hours on TBD*, 2020.  The meeting will be held at the Woodland Elks Lodge, 500 Bush Street, Woodland, CA
*Meetings have temporarily been suspended, due to COVID-19.

Contact John Criste at for more information.


Enjoying a reunion with Fairfield PD retirees at the first annual retiree shoot!


Fifty years of Concord PD History at the Retiree CCW qualifications.


Front row – Left to right – Keith McFarland, William Conroy, Mary Pescaglini Gorman (married to YCSO Detective Lt. Jim Gorman), Sgt. George Dinsdale, Sgt. Ralph Lara, James Harper. Middle row – Left to right –Sgt. Lambert Blair, Ralph Troxel, William Blizzard, Sgt. Glen Barton, Delmar Frost, Lt. Ray Andreozzi. Top row – left to right – Ralph Bludsworth, Malcolm Cutts, Capt. Fred Martin, Chief Frank Elston, George Simmons, Joe Baker, Edward Moore.