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News Release

Monday, May 19, 2003

Media Relations

Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Scholarship Awards

"Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Scholarship Awards"


Los Angeles Police Department's Assistant Chief of Police, George Gascon, and recipients of the awards

Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Scholarship Awards Presentation

Tuesday, May 20, at 10:00 a.m.

LAPD Parker Center, 150 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Board of Directors and guest speaker, Assistant Chief George Gascon will be presenting five scholarship awards which were based on merit. Each student selected has been honored to receive $5,000 per year for four years, totaling $20,000 each. The five selected were among 50 applicants, all of whom are dependents of Los Angeles Police Department personnel. Qualifications for the award were based on academic achievement, community service, an essay, and an oral interview.

Recipients of the awards are:

Michael Simon, son of Sergeant II Andrew Simon, Harbor Area, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, 27118 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates

Daniel Handayan, son of Detective II Cora Handayan, Central Area, San Marino High School, 2701 Huntington Drive, San Marino

Dorlyne Henry, daughter of Detective I Averill Henry, Detective Headquarters Division, Martin Luther King High School, 9301 Wood Road, Riverside

Kevin O'Donnell, son of Sergeant II Michael O'Donnell, North Hollywood Area, Saugus High School, 210 West Centurion Way, Saugus

Shane Rogers, son of Detective III Bernard Rogers, Robbery-Homicide Division, Agoura High School, 28545 West Driver Avenue, Agoura Hills

For further information please contact Alan Atkins, Executive Director, Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation at, 213-847-4239 or 213-847-4240.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.