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News Release

Friday, September 5, 2008

Media Relations

LAPD Personnel to Participate in Heroes Day at Dodgers Stadium


WHAT:     
Sworn and civilian employees of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) participate in a pre-game ceremony that pays tribute to public safety officials.
          
WHEN:    
Sunday September 7, 2008 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:   
Dodgers Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90012

WHO:       
        LAPD Chief William Bratton
        LAPD Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell
        Family of fallen LAPD Officer Randall Simmons
        Police Officer JamesVeenstra, LAPD SWAT
        Other City, State and County Public Service Departments
        
WHY:     
Annually, the Los Angeles Dodgers honors and recognizes the contribution that public safety officials make to the people of Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
   
During the pre-game activities, Matthew and Gabrielle Simmons, the children of fallen Officer Randall Simmons will partake in the ceremonial first pitch & catch ceremony and static displays of law enforcement related equipment and vehicles will be displayed throughout the stadium’s parking lot.  Also included in the day’s events, will be the performance by the LAPD Emerald Society Pipe Band, a fly over by both LAPD and LAFD helicopters, the Colors Presentation by the United States Marine Corp, and the National Anthem sung by LAPD Officer Rosalind Curry.

For additional information, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.