OC Deputies Union Gives to Boston Victims, Reward Funds and Lobbies Sanchez to Boost Homeland Security Dollars for Local Agencies

The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) has contributed to a fund for victims of the Boston terror attacks and to the reward for the capture of whoever planted the bombs. But the Santa Ana-based AOCDS wants to loosen up even more funding, calling on Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), a senior member of the Homeland Security Committee, to ensure the federal government's homeland security dollars continue to flow to local law enforcement.

The association gave $1,000 to the First Responders Fund, which was established by a coalition of Boston fire, police and emergency medical services unions to benefit the victims of Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon, and another $1,000 toward the coalition's $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the attack, reads a statement AOCDS emailed this afternoon.

The OC union's President Tom Dominguez has also contacted Tom Nee, president of the Boston Patrolmen's Association, to offer any additional support "to our brothers and sisters in Boston," reads the statement.

Dominguez has obviously been working the phones, because he is also said to have contacted Sanchez and Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) about federal homeland security funds for local law enforcement.

Sanchez had issued a statement this morning in response to the Boston attack stating, "As a senior member of the Homeland Security Committee, I am committed to doing everything within my power to ensure that our intelligence and law enforcement community have the necessary tools to quickly find the responsible perpetrators who committed this act of terrorism."

The AOCDS statement follows on the next page, with Sanchez's appearing on the page after that . . .

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