Senior Motor Officer James Thorntons Last Work Day

July 30, 2008

Last Work Day after 38 Years

Thursday, July 31, 2008
11:45 AM

Valley Traffic Division
7870 Nollan Place
Panorama City

Deputy Chief Michel Moore, Commanding Officer, Operations Valley Bureau
Commander Jerry Szymanski, Operations Valley Bureau
Captain Phillip Trotter, Commanding Officer, Valley Traffic Division
Officer Thornton’s Wife Lynn

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will retire it’s most senior motor officer, James Thornton. Officer Thornton will have completed 38 years of total service with 28 1/2 years as a motor officer.

Officer Thornton started with the LAPD as a Police Student Worker in July 1970. Two years later on July 10, 1972, he became a police officer. He began his career as a motor officer on December 14, 1979.

His start of watch for his final day of service will commence at 11:45 a.m. with a barbecue to follow.

Members of the media are invited to cover the roll call.

For further information, please contact Sergeant Dawn-Amber McCallum at 818-644-8000.