Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Lifeguard Chief, Don Rohrer, R.I.P.

Dateline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of beloved LACoFD Lifeguard Chief, Don Rohrer, who passed away in his sleep today.  As first communicated by the Lifeguard Alumni today via email and followed by Lifeguard Division:

From: Lifeguard Alumni
Subject: Passing of retired Chief Lifeguard Don Rohrer
Date: April 30, 2019 at 11:19:37 AM PDT
To: Lifeguard Alumni

The Lifeguard alumni family passes along our condolences to the family of retired Chief Lifeguard Don Rohrer.  Don passed during his sleep on the island of Kauai. Plans are being developed for a memorial service in the near future. We will let you know details when we get them. In the meantime please respect the privacy of the Rohrer family!

Nick Steers  


In honor of Don, below I am posting photos of him that I have taken over the years with more to be added...

Don was one of a kind. Deeply respected and admired by hundreds of his fellow lifeguards. He will be sorely missed.


Don Rohrer, at right, with his L.A. City/LACo lifeguard pal, Conrad Liberty...

Don's retirement dinner flyer from May 30, 1996:

From Section Chief Scott Davey's retirement dinner, June 1, 2009...

From LACo Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky event at Santa Monica Pier Carousel, April 21, 2010:

From Herb Thacker memorial at Big Dean's, June 13, 2013:


June 11, 2017, on the occasion of the memorial for LACo OL (Ret.) Richard Mark, R.I.P.:


Never to be forgotten. Forever to be admired... Rest in peace, Chief!


Will Maguire, Editor
"County Recurrent" News

(All photos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2009 - 2017. All Rights Reserved.).

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

#SpringBreak2019: Santa Monica North, Thursday, April 18, 2019...

Dateline: Early afternoon, Thursday, April 18, 2019, along Santa Monica North... several photos and a couple of videos.....

SMN Tower #15, below...

SMN Tower #12, below...

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Rip Current At SMN Tower #12: The Video



SMN Tower #11, below...

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Santa Monica North Tower #11 Rip Current: The Video



Until next time.....

"County Recurrent" News

(All photos and videos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2019.)

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Santa Monica North Overview...

Dateline: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at approximately 5:30 pm... from the bluffs at Ocean Avenue and Wilshire Blvd... overlooking Santa Monica North.....

Below, SMN 15...

Above and below, SMN 12...

Below, SMN 8 at right...

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Santa Monica North Overview: The Video



Oh, and one more thing...

Remember, when in doubt:

sun  fun - beach - play  sun  fun  relax - sun - party

Until next time.....

"County Recurrent" News

(All photos and video by & Copyright Will Maguire 2019. All Rights Reserved.)

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