SA Law is a nationally recognized men’s competitive law enforcement softball team which was founded in 1988 by Officer Valentine (Val) Lopez Jr. Val was seriously wounded early in his career after being shot multiple times during a disturbance. The shield Val was wearing on his shirt saved him from one of the bullets that would have been a fatal wound. Val was able to return to full duty, and he continued to serve with distinction for many years until the contaminated lead in the other bullets that had penetrated his body, caused a rare blood disease that took his life in 2006. The shield that Val wore that day saved his life during that shooting and was the inspiration for utilizing the shield in the Shields for Kids logo design. Since Val’s passing, Rafael (Trini) Trinidad has led the team and continues to instill the winning traditions founded by Val in the early years. Although SA Law recently won the 2016 Policesoftball.com World Series Gold Division title held in Las Vegas, NV, their success is more than just about winning softball games.
Enter the world of law enforcement softball in this video taken at the 2015 PS.com World Series, featuring the SA Law softball team and Coach Trini.