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.