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Tuesday, April 6, 1999

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Emmy Award Winning Actor Dennis Franz Tapped to Host Police-Celebrity Golf

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Tuesday, April 6, 1999

Emmy Award Winning Actor Dennis Franz Tapped to Host Police-Celebrity Golf Tournament

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Tickets available now at all police stations

28th Annual Event Set for Saturday, May 15, 1999

Dennis Franz, the Emmy award-winning actor who plays Detective Andy Sipowicz on NYPD Blue, the gritty ABC series, will join Police Chief Bernard C. Parks to host the 28th Annual Los Angeles Police-Celebrity Golf Tournament, on Saturday, May 15 at Rancho Park in West Los Angeles.

The tournament benefits the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation, which provides emergency financial assistance to officers and civilians of the Police Department in the event of death, serious injury, illness or other catastrophic circumstances.

To date, 44 celebrities have signed up to participate in the star-studded annual tournament.

SCHEDULED TO GOLF


Dennis Franz................... "NYPD Blue", "City of Angels" Jack Nicholson............... "As Good As Its Gets", "A Few Good Men" Steven Bochco................ Executive Producer and creator of NYPD Blue James Woods................. "True Crimes", "Ghosts of the Mississippi" Craig T. Nelson.............. ABC- TV Series "Coach" Tanya Roberts................ "Charlie's Angels" Dennis Miller.................. HBO series "Dennis Miller Live" Richard Karn.................. "Home Improvement " Frank Kramer................. STAR 98.7 Radio Personality Shawn Parr..................... Former KZLA Radio Personality Ron Perlman................... "The Magnificent Seven" Christopher Nance.......... KNBC News Mickey Jones.................. Character Actor Christine Devine.............. Anchorperson FOX 11 News Bart Johnson................... "Hyperion Bay" Donnie Wahlberg............ "The Sixth Sense", "Purgatory" Kyra Phillips................... Special Reporter for CBS Duane Martin.................. "Scream 2", "Getting Personal" Chad Everett................... "Psycho", "Medical Center" Joe Mantegna................. "The Rat Pack", "The Last Don II" Samuel L. Jackson.......... Actor John Daly........................ Host of "Real TV" Dennis Haskins............... "Saved by the Bell" Alex Hyde-White............ CBS Series, "Michael Hayes" Rocky Carroll................. "Chicago Hope" Gordon Clapp................. "NYPD Blue" James B. Sikking............. "Brooklyn South", "Hill Street Blues" Elke Sommer.................. Actress David Chokachi.............. "Baywatch" Frank Bonner.................. "WKRP in Cincinnati", Director-"USA High" Leann Hunley.................. "Dawson's Creek", "Days of Our Lives" Rogie Vachon................. Former NHL Hockey Player Willie Gault..................... Former NFL Football Player Paula Trickey.................. "Pacific Blue" Don Diamont.................. "The Young and the Restless" Bill Fagerbakke............... ABC-TV Series "Coach", HBO's "Oz" Ron Masak..................... "Murder She Wrote" John Beard..................... Anchorperson FOX 11 News Bruce Weitz.................... "Deep Impact", "Hill Street Blues" M. Emmet Walsh............ Charactor Actor Anne-Marie Johnson....... "In the Heat of the Night", "Melrose Place" Jamie Farr....................... "M.A.S.H " Stephen Root.................. NBC TV series " NewsRadio"


SCHEDULED TO APPEAR


Joe Spano...................... "Hill Street Blues" Bill Brochtrup................. "NYPD Blue"


ANNOUNCER


Shannon Casey............... Radio Morning Show Host 99.1 KGGI Pete Demetriou............... Reporter, KFWB Johnny Grant................... Honorary Mayor of Hollywood Captain Paul Enox........... Commanding Ofcr LAPD 77th Support Group Mario Machado.............. Broadcaster/Producer Dirck Morgan................. Reporter, KFWB Scott Larose................... Actor/Comedian


SCHEDULED TO PERFORM


The Marc Corey Lee Band


The public is invited to join in the event. Adult admission is $4; children 12 and under are admitted free. Parking is free with shuttles provided from adjacent parking areas. Tickets are available at all police stations and at the gate on the day of the event.

More than just a golf tournament, this family event features added attractions, including the largest police department open house with LAPD displays of tactical equipment and specialty units like Narcotics, K-9, SWAT, and Bomb Squad throughout the course. Food booths, carnival rides, a petting zoo, and other children's activities make this an ideal event for family or group outings.

For more information, call LAPD, Public Affairs Section at 213-485-3281.



For Release 12:30 pm. PDT
April 6, 1999