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News Release

Monday, August 5, 2002

Media Relations

Celebrate Officer Cuesta's Life by Donating Blood


 

WHAT:
Second Annual Filbert Cuesta Memorial Blood Drive

WHEN:
Wednesday, August 7, 2002
Between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Southwest Area Community Police Station
1546 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Los Angeles

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department, Southwest Area is sponsoring the Second Annual Filbert Cuesta Memorial Blood Drive. The Blood Drive will take place in the Southwest Area Community Police Station Roll Call Room.

Officer Filbert Cuesta was a four-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. He was sitting in his patrol car on August 9, 1998, awaiting back-up, outside of a loud gang party. He did not see the ambush from behind the patrol car when shots were fired. Officer Cuesta became the 190th LAPD officer to be killed in the line of duty.

For further information, contact Sergeant Tony O’brien at 213-485-2582, or Police Service Representative Toni Rogers at 213-485-2580.

Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586, prepared this media advisory.