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News Release

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Media Relations

Ceremony Honoring Valley Traffic Division Officers Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice NA13013SF

WHAT:
Memorial ceremony to honor seven Valley Traffic Division officers who were killed in the line of duty.

WHEN:
Thursday, January 24, 2013
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:
LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division
7870 Nollan Place
Panorama City, California  91402

WHO:
LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck
Elected Officials
Captain Ivan G. Minsal, Commanding officer, Valley Traffic Division
Mr. Patrick Gorman, Actor
Mrs. Lisa Fairmont, Broadway actress and singer
Family Members of Fallen Officers

WHY:
To honor seven Valley Traffic Division police officers who were killed in the line of duty from 1973 to 1994.

During the ceremony, an artistic monument that stands at 20 feet tall will be unveiled. Incorporated in the monument are glass squares with an inscription of each fallen officer’s name.  The program will also feature a performance by the Los Angeles Police Motor Drill Team, bagpipers playing Amazing Grace and buglers playing Taps. In addition, Broadway musical star Lisa Fairmont will sing the National Anthem and actor Patrick Gorman will recite an original poem to pay tribute to the fallen officers.

PARKING:
Media parking will be made available on Nollan Place on the east side of the street.

CONTACT:
For more information, please call Police Officer Kevin Vanklaveren at 818-644-8066.