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News Release

Monday, May 5, 2014

Media Relations

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WHAT:
A ceremony to present results of the “Pizza with a Purpose” fundraising event.

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
8 a.m.

WHERE:

LAPD Valley Traffic Division (VTD)
7870 Nollan Place
Panorama City  91402

WHO:
LAPD Captain Maureen Ryan, Commanding Officer, Valley Traffic Division
LAPD Captain Cory Palka, Patrol Commanding Officer, Hollywood Division
Badge-to-Badge Representative Bill Snodgrass
California Pizza Kitchen Representative

WHY:
To present funds collected during Pizza with a Purpose, a fundraising event that benefitted families of fallen officers.

On March 7, 2014, Police Officer III Nicholas Lee lost his life while responding to an emergency call for police service and colliding head-on with a large truck in the city of Beverly Hills.  On April 5, 2014, Police Officer II+II Christopher Cortijo was rear-ended by an alleged impaired driver while stopped and waiting for a red tri-light in the San Fernando Valley.

Califonia Pizza Kitchen’s “Pizza Dough Rewards Program” sponsored the Pizza with a Purpose fundraiser.  The funds collected will be presented to a representative of “Badge-to- Badge,” a nonprofit organization that assists in-need family members of police officers.  The representative will accept the funds on behalf of the Lee and Cortijo families.

CONTACT:
For additional information, please contact the LAPD Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910 or VTD Detective William Bustos at (818) 644-8021.


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