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News Release

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Media Relations

3rd Annual Memorial Ride Fundraiser Donates Proceeds to Fallen Officer's Family NA11008gb

WHAT:    
Presentation of a Donation check to the widow of LAPD SWAT Officer Randal D. Simmons

WHEN:    
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
11:30 a.m.

WHERE:    
West Valley Area Community Police Station
19020 Vanowen Street
Reseda, CA  91335

WHO:        
LAPD Captain John Egan, Area Commanding Officer, West Valley Division
LAPD West Valley Area Officers
California Highway Patrol Captain Jeff Goodwin
Lisa Simmons and other family members of Randal Simmons

WHY:    
It was February 6, 2008, when a barricaded gunman killed several family members in Winnetka, and fired at LAPD officers including Officer Randal David Simmons, a 27-year LAPD veteran.  Simmons became the LAPD’s first SWAT officer to die in the line of duty.
                        
West Valley Area BOOSTERS and a commanding officer will present a donation check to Lisa Simmons, widow of SWAT Officer Randal Simmons, to benefit The Randal D. Simmons Outreach Foundation from proceeds of the 3rd Annual West Valley Memorial Ride held on August 28, 2010.

An appreciation plaque will also be presented to California Highway Patrol Captain Jeff Goodwin for the CHP’s support of the 3rd Annual Memorial Ride.
                       
CONTACT:   
For additional information, please contact West Valley Division Officer Lyle Michelson at 818-374-7739 or Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.