WHAT: Heroes Among Us Award Presented to Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant Colonel Otis Cowley
WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: 77th Street Communtiy Police Station 7600 Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90003
WHO: Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant Colonel, Otis Cowley Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Police, Michel Moore Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief of Police, Robert Arcos Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief, Regina Scott Los Angeles Police Department Commander, Alfred Labrada Los Angeles Police Department Commander, Ernest Eskridge Los Angeles Police Department 77th Street Area Captain, Al Neal Los Angeles Police Department 77th Street Patrol Captain, Mike Odle Los Angeles Police Department 77th Street Area Detectives, Lieutenant Jeff Bratcher Los Angeles Police Department 77th Street Area, Sergeant Clem Toscano Los Angeles Police Department 77th Street Area, Sergeant Adam Moore
WHY: The Heroes Among Us Award will be presented to Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant Colonel Otis Ellis Cowley Jr. on February 20, 2020. Lieutenant Colonel Otis Cowley’s exceptional record presented him the opportunity to enter the Tuskegee University Military School. Lieutenant Colonel Cowley served in the United States Army and United States Air Force. During his years of service in the United States Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel Cowley earned the nickname “Big O” for his outstanding leadership role. He served in World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Lieutenant Colonel Cowley retired from the Air Force in 1970 and continued serving his country as a member of the Department of Defense. Lieutenant Colonel Cowley continued to serve his country until 1995 where he then retired for the second time after serving his country for the vast majority of his life. After moving to Los Angeles in 1970, he settled in the Vermont Square Park area. The men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department would like to thank Lieutenant Colonel Otis Cowley for his outstanding leadership, commitment, and dedication to our country. We are honored to present Lieutenant Colonel Cowley with the first ever Heroes Among Us Award.
CONTACT: For additional information, please contact 77th Street Area Sergeant, Adam Moore at 323-786-5012