Officer Enrique Chavez’ BBQ Fundraiser and Blood Drive

July 24, 2006

Los Angeles: A fundraiser is planned in support of Police Officer Enrique Chavez, who was seriously wounded in an accidental shooting on July 11, 2006.

On Thursday, July 20, 2006, Officer Chavez had surgery and a metal rod was placed in his spine. As result of this unfortunate accident, Officer Chavez will be paralyzed from the waist down.

The Media is invited to attend the event. Any advance promotion of this event is greatly appreciated.

Mrs. Chavez will be at the event to thank the officers and the community for all the support given to her family.

This is truly a family event with entertainment and children activities. All proceeds raised will go to the Blue Ribbon Fund Account or Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union for Officer Enrique Chavez. The money will be used for his rehabilitation and acclimation to his injuries.

Friday, August 4, 2006
BBQ Fundraiser
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Blood Drive
11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Police Academy
Picnic Area
1880 North Academy Road
Los Angeles, CA 90014

"Blue Ribbon Trust Account for Officer Chavez"
C/O Steve Getzoff,
17404 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA 91316

Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union
Po Box 10188
Van Nuys, Ca 91410
Attn: Officer Enrique Chavez Trustee Donation Account

If you have any questions, please call Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.