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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Media Relations

Honoring the First Motor Officer Killed in the Line of Duty NA14213sm

WHAT:   
Ceremony honoring the first motor officer to die in the line of duty with long awaited grave marker.

WHEN:   
Friday, November 21, 2014
10:00 a.m.- Ceremonial escort from Police Administrative Building to cemetery
        
WHERE:   
Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery
1831 W. Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Static display for the ceremony will be held at:
Los Angeles Police Department Administrative Building
100 W. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
    
WHO:   
Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation
Specialized Enforcement Section (SES), Emergency Operations Division (EOD)
The Employee Assistance Unit (EAU), Office of Administrative Services
    
WHY:       
To honor Officer Walter R. Kreps, the first LAPD motor officer to die in the line of duty.
Officer Kreps was assigned to the Department’s Speed Squad at the time of the tragic accident.  Officer Kreps was also the first officer to die in a traffic collision involving another police vehicle.  

Officer Kreps was buried at the Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery, due to unknown reasons, his gravesite was never properly marked with a gravestone.  It is with great honor that the LAPD will give the long awaited grave marker to this fallen hero. Chief Charlie Beck, along with Department motor personnel, will escort Officer Kreps’ family members from the Police Administrative Building to the Angelus Rosedale Cemetery for a ceremony and formal presentation of Officer Kreps gravestone.

For more information please contact Police Officer Elliot M. King, Special Service Coordinator, Employee Assistance Unit at 213-486-0191.


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