Daly City Police Athletic League

In Memory of Richard Brewer

On February 23, 2022, the Daly City Police Athletic League lost one of its icons with the passing of Richard "Rich" Brewer.

On February 23, 2022, the Daly City Police Athletic League lost one of its icons with the passing of Richard “Rich” Brewer. On June 16, 1957, Rich was appointed to the position of Police Officer with the Daly City Police Department. He spent 30 years of his life serving the community where he lived and worked. He retired honorably on July 10, 1987. Rich was more than an outstanding police officer. With the founding of the Daly City PAL, later that year in 1957, (the first incorporated Police Athletic League in California) he began his law enforcement career by also volunteering for a position on the PAL Board of Directors. He was one of the first baseball coaches for the young and emerging baseball program. Rich also coached flag football, bowling, and basketball. He served as the PAL President from 1962 to 1965. Rich was given the job of Athletic Chairman in 1965, a position that he held long past his retirement. Rich continued to volunteer for PAL even after he moved to Stockton. Rich coordinated, as Athletic Chairman, the buying of sports equipment for all the various sports programs of the Daly City PAL. It is estimated that over 50,000 youths from the Daly City, Colma, and Broadmoor area have participated in the many sports programs sponsored by PAL since 1957. Rich Brewer was an integral part of the success of PAL. Rich was recognized for his outstanding commitment and dedication to “keeping kids playing sports and off of the streets.” He was inducted into the Daly City Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. With this award, Rich will be remembered into perpetuity and for establishing a legacy that forever will be a huge part of the history of the Daly City Police Athletic League.

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