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Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Media Relations

Retiring LAPD Detective Partners with his Son for his Final Patrol Shift NA10341DF

What:              
Photo and interview opportunity

When:              
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
6:30 a.m.

Where:        
Hollenbeck Division - Roll Call Room
2111 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Who:             
Detective II John Padilla, Serial NO.  22782, Hollenbeck Detectives
Police Officer John Padilla Jr., Central Division
        
Why:           
Detective II John Padilla, Serial NO.  22782 will sign on for his last working day as a Los Angeles Police Detective; he will retire after a 30 year tour of duty.  For his last roll call, his son John Padilla Jr., will join him.  John Padilla Jr. is a Police Officer II currently assigned to Central Division patrol.  Detective Padilla and his son will have the opportunity to work together on this day for his final working assignment.

Detective Padilla joined the Los Angeles Police Department on December 15, 1980, after graduating from the Academy, Detective Padilla was assigned several assignments with LAPD including working the C.R.A.S.H. unit as a Detective Trainee. In 2001 he was promoted to Detective and in November 2008, Detective Padilla transferred to Hollenbeck Detective Division where he completed his distinguished career.  Detective Padilla has distinguished himself in his service to the community and the Los Angeles Police Department by receiving 87 commendations.  Detective Padilla has served the City and the Department with honor and commitment for 30 years.  

Visuals:    
Photo opportunity of Detective Padilla and his son attending roll call and b-roll of the two driving their black & white police car out of the station’s parking lot to begin their patrol shift.            

Contact:       
If interested in covering this story, please call Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.  

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