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News Release

Friday, April 18, 2014

Media Relations

Donation Account Opened to Assist Officer Christopher Cortijo’s family NR14155nv

Van Nuys:  In response to the tragic death of LAPD Officer Christopher Cortijo, the Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union (LAPFCU) has opened a Blue Ribbon Trust Fund account to assist his family.

Officer Cortijo was a 26 year Department veteran who died on April 9, 2014 as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident on April 5, 2014.

Interested parties may contribute funds via the following options:

•    The Public may mail in a donation.  Checks must be made payable to “Blue Ribbon Trust for Christopher Cortijo” and send to:

Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union
Attn: Blue Ribbon Christopher Cortijo
P.O. Box 10188
Van Nuys, CA 91410

•    LAPFCU members may donate to this account through PATROL Online Banking at, or by calling 877-MY-LAPFCU (877-695-2732) and pressing 2, please enter account #2030077 S4.86 followed by BLU (first three letters of the account name).

For additional information, please contact LAPFCU Vice President of Marketing, Manny Padilla Jr., at (818)779-3311.

The Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union (LAPFCU) was established in 1936 to serve the financial needs of the sworn and civilian employees of the Los Angeles Police Department and their families.  Headquartered in Van Nuys, California, with branches located throughout Los Angeles, LAPFCU has over $786 million in assets and more than 39,500 members.