The SMPOA Charity Fund was created after the death of SMPD Officer Ricardo Crocker who passed while on active duty in Iraq in 2005. The charity assists police families with transportation, funeral services, and addresses specific survivor needs at a time of tragedy involving death of a police officer. The charity donates to all police officer families in California whose loved ones have died while in service to their community. Donations to fallen officers outside of CA are made on a case by case basis. The SMPOA Charity has a 501(c)(3) designation and donations are tax deductible (Tax ID Number: 16-1752297).