About Don

I’ve been a So. California resident all my life. I’ve lived in the city of Beaumont since 1977.

In my “former life”, I was fortunate to have served for 30 years as a peace officer for the State of California (probably accounts for my odd sense of humor). I retired from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in July 2002.

My beloved wife of 47 years, Sue, passed away in August 2019. She was a career school teacher retiring after 34 years of teaching elementary school students. We have two grown daughters and four grandchildren.

A federal peace officer and me.
Feb 2020.
No, I’m not handcuffed.

My big mini vacation. August 2020.

Scratch one more item off my bucket list.
E-ticket ride. Click HERE to watch.

Reminiscing about my temporary mode of transportation in the early 70’s.

While in Vegas, I was walking down the street, minding my own business, when, from out of nowhere, these two…

Biking down the Haleakala volcano in Maui, Hawaii, 2017.   Scratch another item off my bucket list.

Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach 2017.

Festival of the Arts,
Laguna Beach 2018.

My precious wife Sue while vacationing in Dyea, Alaska, June 8, 2016. Click HERE to view Sue’s memorial video.

Wild Iris,
Dyea, Alaska.

Annual quals for us retired guys and gals. The most difficult part remains…trying to reload without spilling my coffee. May 2020

Days of old, before the gray. Marshal’s warrant detail. 1986

Days of old, before the gray (and before calendars were invented), Grand Canyon (south rim).

Why my hair is gray.
Fathers Day, June 2020.
After this, I was given my official Indian nickname, “Paleface.”

I shot this “Norman Rockwell” type photo while on our family vacation in Maui. 
My granddaughter and son-in-law. 
Some pictures tell a story. 

My Beaumont abode.

Compliments of my former partner (Dennis) at the Sheriff’s Department. He had waaay too much time on his hands. 

The day my car got stuck
in this giant spiderweb.

Can I get an Amen?!

Old Glory, twenty-four seven.

Standin on the corner in Wi…