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News Release

Friday, March 18, 2005

Media Relations

LAPD Honoring our Local Heroes

"LAPD Honoring Our Local Heroes"


March 23, 2005, 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

COSTCO Mall Parking Lot, 2901 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles

Los Angeles: On Wednesday, January 26, 2005, about 6:00 AM, emergency personnel from various local, county and state agencies responded to the Metrolink Train derailment incident, which occurred on the border of the City of Los Angeles and Glendale. During the three-day rescue and recovery operation, hundreds of law enforcement and fire fighting personnel were deployed at the multi-agency command post.

It was also during this tragic incident that numerous employees from the various local businesses performed several acts of heroism. Furthermore, several of the local businesses and restaurants voluntarily provided food and beverages at no cost to all of the emergency responders until the command post was demobilized, which occurred three days later.

As a gesture of our humble gratitude, several local and county police/sheriff and fire department personnel have scheduled a BBQ luncheon to personally thank our local heroes and wonderful supporters. Our community heroes have been cordially invited to attend the BBQ luncheon.

The following agencies will participate in the luncheon:

  • Los Angeles Police Department
  • Los Angeles City Fire Department
  • Los Angeles Park Rangers
  • Glendale Police Department
  • Glendale Fire Department
  • Burbank Police Department
  • Burbank Fire Department
  • Pasadena Fire Department
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office
  • Los Angeles County Fire Department
  • California Highway Patrol
  • Amtrak Police Department
  • Union Pacific Police Department

For additional information, please contact Police Officer Gina Chovan, Northeast Area Senior Lead Office, at 213-793-0713, or Lieutenant Manuel Romeral, Northeast Area Detective Division, at 213-485-2566.