Thursday, November 10, 2005
LAPD Graduates Academy Class
LAPD Graduation for 49 new officers
Special ceremony to award Bronze Star and Purple Heart to LAPD sergeant who served in Irag
November 11, 2005
9 AM (graduation ceremony begins)
LAPD Police Academy (Elysian Park)
1880 N. Academy Drive, LA
- Chief William J. Bratton
- 49 graduates of the 04-05 Recruit Class
- Also attending: Mayor Villaraigosa, members of the Police Commission, and LAPD command officers
- Sergeant Martin Spann (receiving military honors from
Maj. Gen. Peter Gravett, US Army (ret.)
- Admiral David Janes, US Navy, chairman of the National Employer Support of Guard and Reserve
This was the class that walked footbeats in Hollywood in October.
Class stats: 39 men, 10 women and 1 lateral male officer. 3 African-Americans; 21 Hispanic; 23 White; 1 Filipino and 1 Pacific Islander.
At least one graduate is a child of a current LAPD officer: Michael Gannon, son of Captain Pat Gannon, commanding officer of 77th Street Area.
PIO at event will be Officer Grace Brady, who also speaks Spanish.