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News Release

Friday, August 25, 2017

Media Relations

Blue Mass 2017 NA17161ti

Blue Mass 2017, A Celebration Honoring All First Responders

WHAT:
The Los Angeles Police Department Community Relationship Division (CRD) and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles are proud to announce the Blue Mass. The Blue Mass is a celebration of the Catholic Mass honoring all First Responders in the Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Paramedic fields. Family members, friends and the public are all welcome to attend the Blue Mass. All faithful Denominations are invited to attend.

WHEN:
Sunday, August 27, 2017
10:00 a.m. Mass and Blessing of the Badges

WHERE:
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHO:
Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Michel Moore, Office of Operations
Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Robert Arcos, Operations Central Bureau
Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief John Sherman, Operations Valley Bureau
Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Dennis Kato, Operations West Bureau
Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Phil Tingirides, Operations South Bureau
Assistant Sheriff Eddie Rivero, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Los Angeles Police Department Captain Al Neal, Community Relationship Division
Archbishop José H. Gomez, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Family members and friends of public safety personnel

WHY:
The Los Angeles Police Department Community Relationship Division is dedicated to enhancing the trust and unity between communities and those who safeguard them. In addition, the Blue Mass is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to connect with our public safety personnel in a collaborative effort to strengthen relationships.

VISUALS:

Los Angeles Fire Department Cross Ladder Display

CONTACT:
For more information, please Officer Joseph Lopes or Officer Amancio, LAPD CRD, at (213) 486-6000.

PARKING:
Parking has been made available for media vehicles on Hill Street between Temple and the 101 Freeway.

ADDITIONAL:
LAPD Personnel will be available for interviews immediately following the Blue Mass.

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