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Thursday, November 17, 2016

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LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala Discusses Two Upcoming Events Fill-the-BEAR and Project Endure NA16236ma

What: Press Conference

When: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Where: Metropolitan Division
2710 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Who: LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala, Director, Office of Special Operations
LAPD Captain Greg McManus, Commanding Officer, Metropolitan Division
LAPD Captain David Kowalski, Commanding Officer, Olympic Division
Mary Beth Perrine, Senior Director, Development and Community Outreach, Orthopaedic Institute for Children
An Orthopaedic Institute for Children patient
LAPD Police Officer Kristina Tudor, Metropolitan Division
LAPD Police Officer Joe Cirrito, Olympic Division
LAPD S.W.A.T. officers


Why:
LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala will share two exciting events; one of which kicks off this weekend.

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., S.W.A.T. officers will be at The Beverly Connection, 100 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, collecting toys to benefit over 2,000 children who attend the annual Orthopaedic Institute for Children Holiday Party on December 7, 2016. Help us Fill-the-BEAR (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response) vehicle with new, unwrapped toys for this worthy event.

More information on the Orthopaedic Institute for Children Holiday Party can be found at www.toysandjoy.org

On Sunday, November 27, 2016, Police Officers Kristina Tudor and Joe Cirrito will begin their run from Elysian Park Police Academy in Los Angeles with a final destination to the State Capital in Sacramento. Officers Tudor and Cirrito will be running in their full police uniforms. They are running to raise funds and awareness for police officers who have been killed in the line of duty and their loved ones.

More information on Project Endure please visit www.gofundme.com/endure





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