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News Release

Wednesday, May 30, 2001

Media Relations

Crossing Guard Receives Recognition After Serving the Community for Over 25 Years


Crossing Guard, Irene Barbeau receives Appreciation Award

Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 10:00 A.M.

Vanalden Street Elementary School
19019 Delano Street, West Valley Area

Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Martin Fentress and Officers of the West Valley Community Police Station

Los Angeles - On Thursday, May 31, 2001, at 10:00 A.M., the West Valley Division will be presenting a certificate of appreciation to Crossing Guard, Irene Barbeau at Vanalden Street Elementary School. The West Valley Officers are recognizing her for her 25 years-plus of "protecting and serving" the children of the Vanalden Street Elementary School. They are also recognizing her for the positive image that she displays to the children and to the officers of the West Valley Area. Ms. Barbeau always acknowledges the officers of the Los Angeles Police Department with a warm smile and a friendly wave as they drive by. This type of encouragement to police officers is always welcomed and appreciated. She also serves as an excellent roll model to the children as she shows them that the police are their friends. The officers wanted to let her know in these ways that she is appreciated.

For further information regarding this press release, please contact Sergeant Fentress, West Valley Area, 818-756-8543. This press release was prepared by Officer Hayley Purece, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.