SAN JACINTO VALLEY: 30 days on patrol with the Hemet & San Jacinto PD Sheriff’s Stations

Meet Hemet Station’s “Employee of the Quarter,” Deputy Schroeder.
Deputy Schroeder has been assigned to the Hemet Station for 3 years. His dedication to the communities served by the Hemet Sheriff Station is shown through his hard work and diligence to his job.
Thank you Deputy Schroeder for your commitment to your duties and the excellent job you do each day. RSO/Hemet Station photo

This was a great week of back to school nights. Thank you Estudillo Elementary, Megan Cope Elementary and San Jacinto Elementary for allowing sheriff’s officials to come by and speak with parents and students about traffic safety around the schools. There was a great exchange of questions, answers and concerns. RSO/SJPD photo

After a long graveyard shift, Deputy Bruce unloads his patrol unit during the shift change. Bring on the day shift! RSO/Hemet Station photo

Who says cops don’t like donuts? RSO/SJPD photo

Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit and Desert Search and Rescue prep in the early morning hours before searches in Idyllwild and Whitewater. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit hosted their annual pancake breakfast to benefit their equipment fund this weekend in Idyllwild. RSO/Hemet Station photo

The San Jacinto PD Traffic Team visits San Jacinto Elementary for their back to school night to talk about traffic safety around our city schools. RSO/SJPD photo

Hemet Station’s K-9 Baron decides to take over San Jacinto K-9 Officer Wallace’s desk. RSO/Hemet Station photo

San Jacinto PD Motor Officers ready to help keep valley residents safe from speeders, reckless drivers and drunk drivers. RSO/SJPD photo

Deputy James dusts a recovered stolen vehicle for fingerprints after his patrol unit received a LoJack hit from the stolen car. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Hemet Station was able to get a total of 70 pre-filled backpacks for needy students. These backpacks were split between Hemet and Perris School Districts. A big thank you for this generous donation gifted from The Bridge Church in Murrieta! Our school districts and students are thankful and blessed! RSO/Hemet Station photo

Cal fire made quick work knocking down a vegetation fire after CSO Funkhouser spotted the grass fire near Hwy 371 and Kirby Road in Anza. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit member Corey Ellison waves Old Glory on a recent training climb. RSO/Hemet Station photo

San Jacinto Mayor Scott Miller, Captain Purvis, Corporal Daugherty, CSO Rivera, and San Jacinto Station Explorers at the “Kool August Nights” concert at the Estudillo Mansion. RSO/SJPD photo

Longtime members of the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit celebrate retirement!
Lee Arnson retired after 20 years of service and Lew Kingman retired after 27 years of service. Lee and Lew are photographed with RMRU president Gwenda Yates and Corporal Garvin. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Deputies Waters and Loza along with Sgt. Burton hold active shooter training for teachers, school administrators and others at Dartmouth Middle School. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Watching a summer storm rolling through the Anza valley. RSO/Hemet Station photo

School Resource Officers, Deputies Dunlap and Bunn are ready for the new school year! RSO/SJPD photo

School Resource Officers, Deputies Parsons and Loza enjoy one last laugh before they return to their schools for the new school year. RSO/Hemet Station photo

The Hemet Station’s detective bureau and school resource officers spend a day at range training and qualifications. RSO/Hemet Station photo

SJPD’s K-9 Wyatt is always on guard and ready to work. RSO/SJPD photo

The Hemet Station held “National Night Out” in Idyllwild on August 1.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Hazardous Device Team, Hemet Sheriff’s Station Personnel, Riverside County Search Dogs, Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit, Hemet Station Explorers, Idyllwild Rotary Club, Idyllwild Mountain Community Patrol, Idyllwild Fire Department, Cal-Fire, US Forest Service, California Highway Patrol, and Riverside County Code Enforcement all participated in the event. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Nothing says camaraderie like sharing a hearty laugh with your beat partners.
Deputy King, Corporal Victorio and Deputy Searl show how it’s done. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Deputy Enochs with Explorers Angelica Steinheimer, Jose Lopez, Daniel Soto and Lawrence Valenzuela, pose with CSO Duke and Captain Purvis at the “Explorer Academy Graduation.”
Congratulations Explorers! We are SO proud of you! RSO/Hemet Station photo

Corporal Hurd and K-9 Baron enjoy another gorgeous Hemet/San Jacinto valley sunset. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Another typical meal enjoyed while on-duty.
When you never know when or if you will have a chance to eat, you learn to bring your meal with you and eat whenever you can!
…And not a donut in sight! RSO/Hemet Station photo

Deputy Weber finishes up some notes after contacting a suspicious person. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Even in this humidity, SJPD Deputy Grier knows how to “keep it cool.” RSO/SJPD photo

Deputies Stoyer, Loza and Bunn attend School Resource Officer training at Ben Clark Training Center. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Captain Purvis and others from the Hemet Sheriff’s Station surprise Volunteer Margaret Ortiz for her birthday at Chili’s in Hemet. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Community Service Officer Funkhouser “Big Funk” lifts prints on a call. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Deputy James gets a high-five from a tiny cowboy from Calicento Ranch. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Hemet Station’s Mounted Posse members strike a pose in front of the Hall of Justice in Riverside. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Watch 3 briefing reads letters of thanks from members of our community. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Corporal Hurd and K-9 enjoy another beautiful Hemet/San Jacinto valley sunset. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Teamwork always makes getting arrest reports completed in a timely manner that much easier. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Another beautiful San Jacinto valley sunrise as seen from the SJPD Station. RSO/SJPD photo

Another beautiful day patrolling Garner Valley. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Who needs CSI Miami or CSI Las Vegas when we have CSI Hemet!
Forensic Technician Jernegan dusts for fingerprints after a recent commercial burglary. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Deputy James shows off his newest crime fighting tool for vacuuming up crime in the valley.
Who ya gonna call? Crime Busters!!! RSO/Hemet Station photo

Another beautiful morning in the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Hemet Station’s K-9 Baron enjoys a warm vacation day with his family by soaking up some rays while staying cool in the water. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Another gorgeous day in the San Jacinto valley. RSO/SJPD photo

A deputy enjoys the beautiful sunrise view of Lake Hemet after a long graveyard shift. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Sheriff Sniff and Captain Purvis with Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU) members at the Idyllwild Fourth of July Parade.
Anyone interested in volunteering to be a part of RMRU can contact the group online at RSO/Hemet Station photo

Ready to roll out and serve the community. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Deputy Parsons and Deputy Loza meet with Idyllwild’s Mayor Max. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Another beautiful day at Lake Hemet. RSO/Hemet Station photo

San Jacinto PD Explorers, ready to start their day off right with a long run. RSO/SJPD photo

Deputy Etheridge gives a young fan an up close and personal view of his patrol vehicle. RSO/Hemet Station photo

Deputy Akin is excited to welcome his former partner, Deputy Stofferahn, to swing shift at the Hemet Station! RSO/Hemet Station photo

The San Jacinto City Council took time this evening to recognize the Hemet and San Jacinto Explorer Posts, and the Sheriff’s Posse for their contributions to the annual July 4th Parade. Accepting on behalf of everyone involved was Lieutenant John Salisbury, Explorer Advisors Rivera and Daughtery, and Posse members Frey, Solorzano and Shott. RSO/SJPD photo

After finishing a call, Deputy Graham took a moment to enjoy the sunset from Pachea Trail in Hemet. RSO Hemet Station photo

Deputies from the San Jacinto Police Station ready to take on another day of protecting and serving citizens in the San Jacinto valley. RSO/SJPD photo

Deputies Etheridge, Loza and Parsons prepare for the beginning of another shift, protecting and serving the Hemet area. RSO/Hemet Station photo


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Trevor Montgomery runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook and also writes for Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg and breaking his back in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 13 – soon to be 14 – grandchildren.

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