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Monday, June 17, 2013

Media Relations

Dedication Ceremony for Fallen Officer Mario Navidad NA13101cj

WHAT:
Dedication Ceremony

WHO:
Los Angeles City Councilmember Herb Wesson Jr., District 9
Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, District 5
LAPD Deputy Chief Terry Hara, Commanding Officer, Operations West Bureau
LAPD Assistant Commanding Officer Captain Dennis Kato, Operations West Bureau
LAPD Captain Eric T. Davis, Commanding Officer Wilshire Area
LAPD Captain Lillian L. Carranza, Commanding Officer, Wilshire Patrol
Sandra Navidad, Wife of Officer Navidad,
Brandon Navidad, Son of Officer Navidad,
Melissa Navidad, Daughter of Officer Navidad

WHEN:
Monday, June 17, 2013
10 a.m.

WHERE:
Officer Mario Navidad Square
The corner of Whitworth Drive and Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles 90019

WHY:
To honor the memory Officer Mario Navidad who was killed in the line of duty.  

On December 22, 1996, Officer Navidad and his partner were flagged down by a convenience store clerk who told the officers a man had stolen a pack of beer.  The officers spotted the suspect in an alley and as they approached the suspect, he pulled out a gun and fatally wounded Officer Navidad.