LAPD’s SWAT with Make-A-Wish Child NA19082ml

June 5, 2019

WHAT: LAPD Metropolitan Division work together to help fulfill the wish of 15-year-old Kolton Witte.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Division 2710 West Temple Street Los Angeles, California 90026

WHO: LAPD Captain Craig Valenzuela, Metropolitan Division LAPD Lieutenant Ruben Lopez, SWAT, Metropolitan Division LAPD Sergeant Jose Castellanos, SWAT, Metropolitan Division LAPD Officer Jonathan Pultz, SWAT, Metropolitan Division

WHY: On June 5, we will be hosting 15-year-old Kolton Witte from the state of Wisconsin. The Make a Wish Foundation has granted his wish to be partners with his father who is a Wisconsin law enforcement officer. Kolton won’t let him retire until they are partners for a day (his medical condition prevents this from being a possibility in the future).

At 10:00 a.m., Kolton will take a modified Physical Fitness Qualifier. We will then present him with a certificate to become an honorary member for the day. He will then head off to LAPD Air Support Division after his SWAT tryout and tour of Metropolitan Division. After taking a ride in the airship, he will be transported to Elsyisan Park Academy by BearCat from the landing zone. He will view a demo by the team and interact with them as well.

The Make a Wish Foundation will be sending a videographer to highlight the day and raise awareness. Members of the media are invited to cover the tryout and certificate presentation:

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910.