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News Release

Thursday, February 7, 2002

Media Relations

All Hail to LAPD's First Asian-American Staff Officer

"All Hail to LAPD's First Asian-American Staff Officer"

 

What:
Recognition Ceremony

When:
Friday, February 8, 2002
6:00 p.m.

Where:
Westin Bonaventure Hotel (Catalina Ballroom)
404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles

Who:
Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C. Parks and Other Dignitaries

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is proud to announce the recent promotions of Commander Paul M. Kim and Captain Randy Quan. Chief Bernard C. Parks will be in attendance at this reception being held in honor of Commander Kim and Captain Quan. Captains Terry Hara and Douglas Shur, both of Asian descent, will also be recognized at this event. Captains Hara and Shur were both promoted last year to the rank of Captain.

Commander Kim is the first Asian-American to reach the rank of "Commander" in the history of the LAPD. Captain Hara is the first Japanese-American to attain the rank of Captain, in the LAPD. Also, Captain Quan is the first Chinese-American to attain the rank of Captain in the LAPD.

The event is being sponsored by the Law Enforcement Association of Asian-Pacifics (LEAAP). For further information, contact Sergeant Daniel Wong at 213-847-4882.

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