Prestigious Crystal Angel Award Presented to Four LAPD Officers at the 7th Annual ‘True Blue’ Event

October 18, 2006

The "True Blue" event is an annual tribute to the men and women of the LAPD and those who support them. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Police Foundation, the evening is held on Paramount Studio’s Streets of New York lot, and will include the Crystal Angel Awards ceremony, recognizing four police officers who have demonstrated outstanding service to their communities. In addition, the cast of TNT’s hit police drama "The Closer" will be honored for their positive portrayals of police officers on television.

Saturday, October 21, 2006, at 6:00 p.m.
Press Check-in 5:00 p.m.

Paramount Studios
Streets of New York Filming Lot
5555 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038

Honorees, Cast from "The Closer"
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton
Crystal Angel Award Recipients:
•Reserve Officer Ellen Kanda, Central Traffic Division
•Office Kathy McAnany, Central Area Station
•Officer Gary Ross, West Traffic Division
•Officer Amanda Serrano, Rampart Area Station
Celebrities, film industry supporters, VIPs and business/community leaders

•Interactive displays of LAPD specialized units and programs that have benefited from the Los Angeles Police Foundation’s support
•Hostage Rescue Demonstration by SWAT

Media wanting to attend the event are asked to RSVP to Jessica Schmidt at 310-552-4177, or 414-803-3465, by Friday, October 20th. For additional information, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.