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Monday, September 16, 2013

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Chief Beck Honors Officers with Distinguished Purple Heart & Medal of Valor Awards for Heroism NA13154rf

Gala Ceremony to Be Hosted by News Anchor Chris Schauble

WHAT:   

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Chief Charlie Beck will present the Department’s highest honors to 42 recipients at the “Above & Beyond” Medal of Valor and Purple Heart Awards Ceremony.  This year’s master of ceremonies will be veteran KTLA news anchor Chris Schauble who will vividly narrate and bring to life this year’s stories of heroism.        

WHEN:

Thursday, September 19, 2013
11:30 a.m. Luncheon Begins
12:15 p.m. Awards Ceremony Begins

WHERE:

The Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90028
                                                                      
WHO:

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck
Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, District 4
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer
Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin
Inspector General Alex Bustamante
Master of Ceremonies Chris Schauble, KTLA News Anchor
Los Angeles Police Commission President Steve Soboroff
Los Angeles Police Commissioner Paula Madison
Los Angeles Police Commissioner Kathleen Kim
Los Angeles Police Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa
Los Angeles Police Commissioner Robert Saltzman
Los Angeles Police Commission Executive Director Richard Tefank
Los Angeles Police Foundation Executive Director Cecilia Glassman

2013 Medal of Valor Recipients: 2
2013 Purple Heart Recipients: 40

WHY: 

To honor exceptional bravery and heroism demonstrated by LAPD officers

ADDITIONAL:

The Los Angeles Police Foundation (LAPF) is the proud host of the “Above & Beyond Ceremony.”  The LAPF involves prominent community leaders in funding LAPD youth programs, training, community outreach and equipment and technology not provided in the city budget. Support from event sponsors enables the LAPF to fulfill its mission of creating partnerships to provide resources and programs that help the police to serve at their highest level and to enhance LAPD community relations.

Since its founding in 1998, the LAPF has awarded more than $16 million in grants to the LAPD. For more information, visit www.lapolicefoundation.org, or call (213) 489-4636.

INTERVIEWS:

Some Medal of Valor and Purple Heart honorees will be available for print and broadcast interviews prior to the awards ceremony on the event date (Sept. 19, 2013).  Please contact   Management Analyst Richard French, LAPD Media Relations Section at N3402@lapd.lacity.org or (213) 486-5915; or Police Officer Sara Faden at     30761@lapd.lacity.org or (213) 486-5919.

CONTACT: 

For more information, please contact the LAPD Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910.


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