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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Central City Police Boosters Salute Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Personnel and Business Improvement District (BID) Safety Officers in Central Area NA12046cj

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WHAT:

Recognition Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

WHEN:
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Check in: 11:00 a.m. till Noon at Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens
Luncheon: 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens
Golden Ballroom
120 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHO:
LAPD Central Area Captain Horace Frank (Presenter)
LAPD Central Area Lieutenant Mike Oreb (Presenter)
Sergeant of the Year - Sergeant I Jose Covarrubias  
Sergeant of the Year- Sergeant I Teresa L. Evans
Police Officer of the Year-Police Officer III+1 Deon Joseph
Police Officer of the Year-Police Officer Blair Calderon
Detective of the year-Detective II Alfredo Rasch
Civilian of the Year-Police Service Representative II Enriqueta Garza Mellinger
Reserve Officer of the Year-Reserve Officer Steven Alegre
Citizen Volunteer of the Year-Bassam Elsherif
Citizen of the Year- Reverend Andy Bales

Below BID officers will also be presented with awards
Sergeant William Martinez     China Town
Sergeant Greg Bascomb           Industrial District
Sergeant Carlos Pozoz            Arts District
Sergeant Ernesto Majano        Fashion District
Sergeant David Valencia         South Park District
Corporal Joshua Ramos           Historic Core .

WHY:
To honor the LAPD Central Area officers who have gone beyond the call of duty to protect and serve and the BID Officers who assist in providing a safe community in the downtown area. The luncheon provides the businesses and residents in the community a forum to recognize and support the honorees for their commitment and dedication.
                 
For more information regarding this ceremony or to RSVP, please contact Police Officer Efrain Zepeda or Police Service Representaive Queta Melinger, Booster Liaisons, Community Relations Office, Central Area, at 213-972-1896 or 213 972-1890.

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