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News Release

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Media Relations

Fundraising Events in Support of Officer Kristina Ripatti

Los Angeles: A number of fundraisers are planned in support of Police Officer Kristina Ripatti, who was seriously wounded in a shooting on June 3, 2006.

The media is invited to attend any or all of the events. Any promotion of the events in advance is greatly appreciated.

All the proceeds raised in the events will go to the Officer Kristina Ripatti Trustee Donation Account. The money will be used for her rehabilitation and acclimation to her injuries. The current prognosis is that Officer Ripatti will be paralyzed from the chest down. Her family's home will have to undergo renovation to accommodate her wheelchair.

June 14, 2006, 11 AM to 7 PM
BBQ Fundraiser
Southwest Police Station
1546 West Martin Luther King Boulevard, Los Angeles

June 15, 2006, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Davis Training Facility (courtyard)
12001 Blucher Avenue
Granada Hills 91344

June 16, 2006, 7 AM to 7 PM
Blood Drive
Southeast Police Station
145 W. 108th Street, Los Angeles

June 21, 2006, 12 PM until food runs out
BBQ Fundraiser
Rampart Police Station
2710 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles

June 27, 2006 & June 28, 2006, 8 PM
The Hermosa Beach Comedy & Magic Club
1018 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach
Tickets are $25 and entire ticket price will be
donated to Officer Ripatti's trust

June 28, 2006, 11 AM to 6 PM
BBQ Fundraiser
Southeast Police Station
145 W. 108th Street, Los Angeles

July 14, 2006, 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM
BBQ Fundraiser
Van Nuys Station (Lower Parking Lot)
6240 Sylmar Avenue, Van Nuys

Police Officer Kristina Ripatti Trustee Donation Account
c/o Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union
16150 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91410