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News Release
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Media Relations
   
   
Senior Motor Officer James Thorntons Last Work Day

What:
Last Work Day after 38 Years

When:
Thursday, July 31, 2008
11:45 AM

Where:
Valley Traffic Division
7870 Nollan Place
Panorama City

Who:
Deputy Chief Michel Moore, Commanding Officer, Operations Valley Bureau
Commander Jerry Szymanski, Operations Valley Bureau
Captain Phillip Trotter, Commanding Officer, Valley Traffic Division
Officer Thornton’s Wife Lynn

Why:
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will retire it’s most senior motor officer, James Thornton. Officer Thornton will have completed 38 years of total service with 28 1/2 years as a motor officer.

Officer Thornton started with the LAPD as a Police Student Worker in July 1970. Two years later on July 10, 1972, he became a police officer. He began his career as a motor officer on December 14, 1979.

His start of watch for his final day of service will commence at 11:45 a.m. with a barbecue to follow.

Members of the media are invited to cover the roll call.

For further information, please contact Sergeant Dawn-Amber McCallum at 818-644-8000.


     
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