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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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It's a Boy Injured LAPD Officer Gives Birth

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is proud to announce the birth of the latest member of the LAPD Family.

At 4:30 PM today, February 13, 2008, Lucas Braedon Pearce was born to retired officer Kristina Ripatti and LAPD Officer Tim Pearce. Officer Ripatti was paralyzed when she was shot by an armed robbery suspect on June 3, 2006.

Lucas Braedon Pearce weighs 5 pounds 8 ounces and is 18 and a half inches long. Mother and baby, dad and big sister Jordan are all doing well.