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News Release

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Media Relations

209 LAPD Officers and Civilian Employees Honored at the 25th Annual Recognition Day Awards Ceremony

"209 LAPD Officers and Civilian Employees Honored at the
25th Annual Recognition Day Awards Ceremony"

 

Who:
Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell, Assistant Chief Sharon Papa, Deputy Chief Gary Brennan, Deputy Chief Michel Moore, Los Angeles Police Commissioners, LAPD Command Staff and 209 LAPD Award Recipients

What:
25th Annual Recognition Day Awards Ceremony

Where:
LAPD Police Academy Gymnasium, 1880 North Academy Drive, Los Angeles

When:
Monday, March 14, 2005, at 10:00 a.m.

Los Angeles: On Monday, March 14, 2005, the Los Angeles Police Department will honor 209 active and retired police officers, reserve officers and civilian employees during the 25th Annual Recognition Day Awards Ceremony.

Strict and demanding criteria governs these medals and commendations. Selected candidates must have distinguished themselves by acts of bravery, heroism, service, or by significant achievements above and beyond normal demands of duty.

6 Police Medals (second only to the Medal of Valor) will be awarded this year, along with 30 Police Stars. 13 Lifesaving Medals, 3 Police Distinguished Service Medals, 7 Police Meritorious Service Medals, 1 Human Relations Medal and the Police Meritorious Unit Citation will be presented to more than 100 deserving recipients. The Los Angeles Police Commission will also bestow the prestigious Police Commission Distinguished Service Medal to one individual during this formal awards ceremony.

Guests in attendance will hear the compelling and inspirational stories that lead to the esteemed honors and Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell, Assistant Chief Sharon Papa, Deputy Chief Gary Brennan and Deputy Chief Michel Moore will participate and present the awards to the 2005 honorees.

For additional information regarding this important event, please call the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.



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