Trustee Kurtz began his career in law enforcement as a deputy with the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office in 1994. Later he went to work as a deputy in San Luis Obispo County from 1998 to 2004. In 2004 Damon became a police officer for the City of Fresno Police Department. He was elected to the executive board of the FPOA as a business representative in 2009 and first vice president in 2012. He was elected to the Insurance and Benefits Trust or PORAC as a Trustee representing Region II (North Valley, Central California, South San Joaquin and Nevada Chapters) in May of 2014 and became Chairman of the Trust in 2015. In November 2017 he was elected as the PORAC Vice President and was appointed as the Presidents appointee to the Insurance and Benefits Trust of PORAC.