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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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Heroes Among Us Award Presented to Tuskegee Airman NA20014jl

WHAT:
Heroes Among Us Award Presented to Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant Colonel Otis Cowley

WHEN:
Thursday, February 20, 2020
8:00 a.m.

WHERE:
77th Street Communtiy Police Station
7600 Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90003

WHO:
Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant Colonel, Otis Cowley
Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Police, Michel Moore
Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief of Police, Robert Arcos
Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief, Regina Scott
Los Angeles Police Department Commander, Alfred Labrada
Los Angeles Police Department Commander, Ernest Eskridge
Los Angeles Police Department 77th Street Area Captain, Al Neal
Los Angeles Police Department 77th Street Patrol Captain, Mike Odle
Los Angeles Police Department 77th Street Area Detectives, Lieutenant Jeff Bratcher
Los Angeles Police Department 77th Street Area, Sergeant Clem Toscano
Los Angeles Police Department 77th Street Area, Sergeant Adam Moore

WHY:
The Heroes Among Us Award will be presented to Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant Colonel Otis Ellis Cowley Jr. on February 20, 2020. Lieutenant Colonel Otis Cowley's exceptional record presented him the opportunity to enter the Tuskegee University Military School. Lieutenant Colonel Cowley served in the United States Army and United States Air Force. During his years of service in the United States Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel Cowley earned the nickname "Big O" for his outstanding leadership role. He served in World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Lieutenant Colonel Cowley retired from the Air Force in 1970 and continued serving his country as a member of the Department of Defense. Lieutenant Colonel Cowley continued to serve his country until 1995 where he then retired for the second time after serving his country for the vast majority of his life. After moving to Los Angeles in 1970, he settled in the Vermont Square Park area. The men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department would like to thank Lieutenant Colonel Otis Cowley for his outstanding leadership, commitment, and dedication to our country. We are honored to present Lieutenant Colonel Cowley with the first ever Heroes Among Us Award.

CONTACT:
For additional information, please contact 77th Street Area Sergeant, Adam Moore at 323-786-5012


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