Chief Bratton to Award 13 LAPD Officers the Medal of Valor for Bravery

September 1, 2006

45th Medal of Valor Awards Ceremony and News Conference

Since 1925, 524 Los Angeles Police Officers have been decorated with the Medal of Valor. The Medal of Valor is the LAPD’s highest award, bestowed on officers who distinguish themselves by conspicuous bravery or heroism above and beyond the normal demands of police service. Recipients must have shown extreme courage while facing imminent peril. It is awarded by the Board of Police Commissioners and is presented by the Chief of Police at the Medal of Valor Awards Ceremony.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Luncheon/Ceremony 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
News Conference Immediately following in the California Foyer

Recipient photographs, biographies and background materials will be provided at the
Media Registration Table. Media check-in will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel
California Ballroom
711 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Chief William J. Bratton
Board of Police Commissioners
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Members of Los Angeles City Council
Other Elected Officials

Officer Ralph Camarillo, Rampart Division
Officer Mario Cardona, 77th Street Division
Officer Matthew Cundiff, 77th Street Division
Officer Osvaldo Delgadillo, Rampart Division
Sergeant Hector Feliciano, Office of Operations
Officer Carlos Figueroa, Northeast Division
Officer Laurissa Hulsebus, Rampart Division
Officer Edwin Marron, West Valley Division
Officer Mark Mireles, West Valley Division
Officer Abel Munoz, Rampart Division
Officer Carlos Ocegueda, Rampart Division
Detective Richard Record, Southwest Division
Officer Christopher Vasquez, Northeast Division

The Los Angeles Police Foundation and Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting the 45th Medal of Valor Luncheon. The Los Angeles Police Foundation is the major source of private support for the LAPD. The Foundation’s mission is to create partnerships to provide resources and programs that help the police to serve at their highest level and to enhance LAPD-community relations.