The Randy Bolt Memorial Fund has been in existence since 1992. The fund was originally formed prior to the death of Special Agent Randy Bolt and was renamed in his honor after he passed. The Randy Bolt Basketball Tournament was our first venture. The basketball tournament was always held in early May each year in Orange County.
On Tuesday, May 10, 1995, Special Agent Randy Bolt (48) was killed in a head-on collision on State Highway 37 in Solano County while enroute to his assignment. The other driver (31), who was also killed, crossed the center divider and collided with Agent Bolt’s vehicle. Randy had 22 years in law enforcement including seven years with the Department of Justice. The area of the highway has since been named after Randy.
On Friday, March 27, 2000, Special Agent Supervisor Michiel Hyder was brutally murdered by her husband at her home in Truckee, California. After her death, the decision was made to host a golf tournament in her name. The golf tournament is held the last Friday of every March in the City of Coronado. Michiel began her law enforcement career with the El Cajon Police Department and the San Diego District Attorney’s Office before joining DOJ. In Michiel’s memory, the Randy Bolt Memorial Fund donates a portion of the golf tournament proceeds to the Community Resource Center’s (CRC) battered women’s shelter. CRC is located in San Diego County where SAS Hyder began her career. To date, we have donated more than $20,000.00 in Michiel’s name.
On September 24 2005, Special Agent Supervisor William Garvey (55) was killed in a vehicle accident when he lost control of his vehicle while en-route home from a late night field operation. The decision was made to host a Texas Hold~em Poker Tournament in his name. The poker tournament is held the first Friday of every October in the City of Corona.
The Executive Board made a decision to also host a bowling tournament. It was appropriately named the Randy Bolt Memorial Bowling Tournament. The bowling tournament is held in late October in the City of Murrieta.
Since the Memorial Fund was established, we have “come a long way.” We are a 501(3)(c) charity and tax exempt. We have established an Executive Board, Bylaws and Articles of Association. For a list of the Randy Bolt Memorial Fund Executive Board members, go to "About Us".
The Randy Bolt Memorial Fund was established with the Special Agents in mind. Even though we have had only a few on-duty deaths, the fund will allow us to immediately provide monetary assistance to the survivors of any fallen agent. The fund was not established to replace any other funding source, but to supplement. The tournaments are held so we can remember our fallen Special Agents. If you have any questions feel free to call me.
Gary B. Hudson
Executive Director Randy Bolt Memorial Fund
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