Los Angeles: Memorial ceremony to honor seven officers killed in duty

Los Angeles: Memorial ceremony to honor seven officers killed in dutyMemorial Monument Unveiling and Ceremony to Honor

Valley Traffic Division Officers Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

WHAT: Memorial ceremony to honor seven Valley Traffic Division officers who were killed in the line of duty.

WHEN: Thursday, January 24, 2013
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division
7870 Nollan Place
Panorama City, California 91402

WHO: LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck

Elected Officials

Captain Ivan G. Minsal, Commanding officer, Valley Traffic Division

Mr. Patrick Gorman, Actor

Mrs. Lisa Fairmont, Broadway actress and singer

Family Members of Fallen Officers

WHY: To honor seven Valley Traffic Division police officers who were killed in the line of duty from 1973 to 1994.

During the ceremony, an artistic monument that stands at 20 feet tall will be unveiled. Incorporated in the monument are glass squares with an inscription of each fallen officer’s name. The program will also feature a performance by the Los Angeles Police Motor Drill Team, bagpipers playing Amazing Grace and buglers playing Taps. In addition, Broadway musical star Lisa Fairmont will sing the National Anthem and actor Patrick Gorman will recite an original poem to pay tribute to the fallen officers.

PARKING: Media parking will be made available on Nollan Place on the east side of the street.

CONTACT: For more information, please call Police Officer Kevin Vanklaveren at (818) 644-8066.

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