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News Release

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Media Relations

Detective Abiel Abe Barron Honored

What:
Highway Memorial Sign Dedication for Fallen Detective Abe Barron

When:
Thursday, April 26, 2007
10:30 AM

Where:
Northeast Community Police Station
3353 San Fernando Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Who:
Deputy Chief Cayler Carter
Councilmember Tom LaBonge
Captain Jose Perez, Commanding Officer, Northeast Area

Why:
Councilmember LaBonge and Chief Carter will lead a ceremony to honor LAPD Detective Abiel Barron, who was killed in the line of duty on June 25, 2003 while conducting an investigation in the Palmdale/Lancaster area. He was traveling on state Highway Route 138 near its junction with State Highway Route 15 at Mormon Rocks when a driver attempting to pass slower moving vehicles collided head-on with Detetive Barron’s police vehicle.

Barron served with the LAPD for 19 years. Prior to that, he had worked for a financial institution in San Francisco. He is survived by his wife, daughter, mother, two brothers and sister.