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News Release

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Media Relations

LAPD Chief Michel Moore Honors 23 Officers with the Distinguished Medal of Valor, Purple Heart & Preservation of Life Awards

WHAT:
Los Angeles Police Department, Chief of Police Michel Moore will present the Department's highest honors to 23 recipients at the "Above & Beyond" Medal of Valor, Purple Heart and Preservation of Life Awards Ceremony. Joseph Anthony Mantegna, an American actor, producer, writer, and director will emcee the event and vividly narrate this year's stories of heroism.

WHEN:

Thursday, September 5, 2019
11:30 a.m. - Ceremony / luncheon Promptly Begins

WHERE:
Westin Bonaventure Hotel - California Ballroom 404 S. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, California 90071

WHO:
Los Angeles Police Department, Chief of Police Michel Moore
Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin
Los Angeles City 13th District Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell
Los Angeles City 7th District Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez
Los Angeles Deputy Mayor of Public Safety Jeff Gorrell
Los Angeles Police Commission President Eileen Decker
Los Angeles Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff
Master of Ceremonies Joseph Anthony Mantegna

WHY:
To recognize real-life events that exemplify exceptional stories of bravery and heroism. During the awards presentation audience members will hear about officers facing harrowing, deadly circumstances in the line of duty as they protect and serve.

ADDITIONAL:
The mission of the Los Angeles Police Foundation (LAPF) is to create partnerships to provide resources and programs that help the LAPD perform at their highest level and to enhance LAPD-community relations. Since its founding in 1998, the LAPF has invested nearly $28 million in grants to the LAPD in the areas of equipment and technology upgrades, specialized training, community outreach, and youth programs.

INTERVIEWS:
Medal of Valor, Purple Heart and Preservation of Life honorees will be available for print and television broadcast interviews on Thursday, September 05, 2019. To make advance arrangements for interviews, please contact Police Officer Jeffrey Lee or Officer Jader Chaves, LAPD Media Relations Section, at (213) 486-5910. Officer Lee & Officer Chaves will be available to facilitate interviews on the day of the event. Please be advised that interview requests must be made prior to the ceremony.

RECIPIENTS:
Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Harlan Taylor
Los Angeles Police Department Detective Vincent Rojas
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Andrew Cervantes
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Christopher Moorhead

Los Angeles Police Department Detective Todd Burns
Los Angeles Police Department Detective Timo Illig
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Michael Nagle

Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mario Leonidas
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Cody Ramaekers

Los Angeles Police Department Officer Aaron Green
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Shannon Bryan

Los Angeles Police Department Officer Antonio Hernandez
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Miguel Dominguez
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Brian Putnam
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Joy Park

Los Angeles Police Department Officer Kenneth Morales
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Luis Lopez
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Jose Moya
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Cristina Shente

Los Angeles Police Department Officer Jean Pierre Charles
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Jose Flores

Los Angeles Police Department Officer Nathan McDougle
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Raymond Reyes

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact LAPD Officer Nguyet Amancio, Office of the Chief of Staff, at 213-486-7032 or 213-841-2075. For information about the Los Angeles Police Foundation, please call Dana Katz at 213-489-4636 or visit: www.lapolicefoundation.org



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