Arrival of Angels Flight and Honors Ceremony for LAPD Officer/United States Marine Corps. Staff Sergeant Joshua Cullins

October 26, 2010

Arrival of Angels Flight and honors ceremony for LAPD Officer Joshua Cullins who was recently killed while on active military duty in Afghanistan.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
1:00 p.m.

Landmark Aviation
Los Angeles World Airport – LAX
6201 West Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, CA  90045

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
Family Members of Fallen LAPD Officer/United States Marine Corps. Staff Sergeant Joshua Cullins
Members of the Los Angeles Police Department
Members of the United States Marine Corps.

After the arrival of the aircraft, the Los Angeles City Fire Department will carry out the “Vail of Tears,” a ceremonial salute where the aircraft travels under plumes of water to complete a single archway marking the ultimate sacrifice made by Officer Cullins. Following the Vail of Tears, Honor Guards from the Los Angeles Police Department and United States Marine Corps. will pay tribute to Officer Cullins with a formal Honors Ceremony.

From Imperial Highway, travel northbound at Hughes Way toward LAX. Immediately turn left before the Korean Air Building.  Follow the fence line and travel westbound until the end of the road.

Media parking will only be permitted under the 105 Freeway, before the turn is made to Landmark Aviation.  After parking, media representatives are asked to walk toward LAX, through the green colored gates.  The media will then be escorted to the tarmac by Los Angeles World Airports Police Officers.

A media staging area with a clear line of sight of the honors ceremony will be established by the LAX Public Information Officers.  Per LAX Police, only LAPD/LASD Credentialed Media will be permitted.  No live feeds allowed.

For additional information, please contact the LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.  For day of driving directions, please call Nancy Castles, Los Angeles World Airports, Public Relations Director at 424-646-5260.