Glendale Police Foundation September 2014 President’s Message . . . Glendale, California Officers: Patrick J. Wade, MD President Bruce Hinckley Vice President Robert Parseghian Secretary Nassif Shamaa Treasurer Mary Ann Plumley Asst. Treasurer John Gantus Immediate Past President Board Members: Vrej Agajanian Boris Bagdasarian Rick Barnes Arthur Devine Paula Devine Todd Hunt Rick Lemmo Helen McDonagh Nancy Michael Denise Miller Larry Miller Skip Neville Araz Parseghian Paulette Ramsay Wood John Sadd Luis Sosa Marko Swan Page Whyte Ron Youra Dear Friends, On May 15th the Glendale Police Foundation along with the Glendale Kiwanis and Glendale Bar Association, presented our Annual Police Awards Luncheon. If you were fortunate enough to attend, you heard of the many exploits of our Glendale Police Department. The stories told of police intervention to prevent crime, protect citizens and property were engrossing. Over 430 Citizens and Police attended and during the exciting presentations, no one left. Chief Robert Castro was able to see first hand the support given to the Glendale Police Department by the citizens of Glendale and the Glendale Police Foundation. On the 11th of October, our “K-9’s in the Park” event will be held at Verdugo Park in conjunction with the Kiwanis “Duck Race”. This is a fun event for the entire family, especially if you are a dog owner. We invite you to become a sponsor and to participate. I hope you enjoyed a safe and enjoyable summer. Patrick J. Wade, M.D. President, Glendale Police Foundation Glendale Police Award Honorees - May 15, 2014 Officer of the Year Lt. Tim Feeley Reserve Officer of the Year: Ofc. Emin Gharibian Civilian Employee of the Year: Crime Analyst Dan Olson Volunteer of the Year: David Coulter Divisional Awards Ofc. Sue Shine Ofc. Matt Prokosch Det. Petros Kmbikyan Det. Jason Ross Agent Keith Soboleski Ofc. Tino Saloomen Distinguished Service Awards Sgt. Manny Fernandez Ofc. Chad Mc Donald Ofc. Chris (Jan) Weise Det. Jeremy Aliaga Ofc. Brian Young CSO Elisa Lozano CSO Ashley Schultz Medal of Heroism Lt. Brian Cohen Det. Nelson Aguillon Ofc. Shaun Carlson Medal of Valor Ofc. Kyle Heinbechner Ofc. Matt Landsberger Marksmanship Awards Sgt. Toby Darby Ofc. Brian Young Ofc. Nik Orloff Community Service Awards Tom Simpson Jessi Pineda Gregory Davis Johnny Harrison 2014 GOLD SPONSORS ABC Channel 7 Carousel Restaurant Downtown Glendale Association Forest Lawn Mortuary Glendale Adventist Medical Center Glendale Assn of Realtors Glendale Community College (Police Chief Gary Montecuollo) Massage Envy Spa Paula and Art Devine Rotary Club of Glendale (noon) 2014 SILVER SPONSORS Bay Alarm Crescenta Valley Weekly Glendale KIA Glendale Management Association Glendale Police Officers Association Los Angeles Cancer Network The Americana at Brand The Glendale Galleria The Walt Disney Company USC Verdugo Hills Hospital 2014 Bronze Sponsors Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Broadmoor Financial Services Bruce and Debbie Hinckley City of Glendale Citizens Business Bank Cygnet Stamping Dennis and Susan De Pietro Finkleberg and Finkleberg John M. Gantus & Associates Gladys Wymore Glendale Federal Credit Union Glendale Fire Department Glendale Bar Association J’s Maintenance Service JMSierra Company Lexus of Glendale Maureen and Larry Miller Minuteman Press Dr. John and Becci Neville Kathleen O’Dea Phoenix Professional Corp Real Estate One (Rick Barnes) Retirement Plan Fiduciaries Rossmoyne Real Estate Services (Mary Ann Plumley) Sadd, Velazquez, Higashi, Shammaa, LLC Nassif Shammaa, SVHS, LLC South Coast Medical Association Stone-Beck Group Trumark Real Estate Paul and Paulette R. Wood Ron and Rosalie Youra Page 2 Glendale Police Foundation The Chief’s Corner . . . Robert M. Castro This past May, I had the honor to help recognize the men and women of our department at our annual Police Awards Luncheon. We celebrated the incredible work performed by the members of our department each day and the exceptional public safety services they provide to the Glendale community. We also took time to remember and honor those officers who have given their lives in the performance of their duties. I could not have been more proud to have the privilege and honor to address the guests as the Chief of Police. The ceremony was a fitting tribute to all the awardees as well as an opportunity to remind community leaders how fortunate they are to have such professional and dedicated members who make up the Glendale Police Department. Thank you, Robert M. Castro Chief of Police Mini-Grants Shooting Range Mower The Glendale Police shooting range was beginning to hamper the safety of our officers during the necessary shooting practice and qualifying. The old mower was in constant need of repair and allowing the grass to get too tall. So our Range Master requested a Mini-grant from the Foundation for a new ride-along mower that would do the job twice as well in half the time. Officer of the Year: Lt. Tim Feeley, Reserve Officer of the Year: Ofc. Emin Gharabian, Office Professional of the Year: Dan Olson, and Volunteer of the Year: David Coulter. Top Shooters Sgt. Toby Darby, Ofc. Nik Orloff, and Ofc. Brian Young . Ofc. Matt Landsberger, Ofc. Kyle Heinbechner show their Medals of Valor. Lt. Brian Cohen, Det. Nelson Aguillon, and Ofc. Shaun Carlson display their Medals of Heroism. Community recognition went to Gregory Davis, Johnny Harrison, Jessi Pineda , Tom Simpson, and Ofc. Shine with her Division Award.. Agent Keith Soboleski, Det. Jason Ross, Det. Petros Kmbikyan, Ofc. Sue Shine, and Ofc. Tino Saloomen hold their Divisional awards.. Distinguished Service Awards - CSO. Elisa Lozano, Ofc. Brian Young, Ofc. Jeremy Aliaga, CSO. Ashley Shultz, Sgt. Manny Fernandez, Ofc. Chris Weise, and Ofc. Brian Young Police Unity Tour 2014 The Glendale Police Department is honored to be a member of the New York Memorial Chapter of the Police Unity Tour. This is a 300 mile bicycle ride which begins at the World Trade Center and concludes four days later at the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial in Washington, DC. Our Chapter raises funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial including most of the $1750 each rider is required to raise each year. Extra donations are used to support our member agencies when they lose an officer, the Soldier Ride, Wounded Warrior Project, and Project 22 to prevent Veteran suicides, to name a few. We are honored to be among the 1700 law enforcement officers who complete this pilgrimage each May and have been blessed to have had three members of our own Lazzaretto family participate in this amazing event. The Police Unity Tour is the largest fundraiser for our Memorial and is a 501c3 non-profit organization. For more information or to donate, please visit our website: policeunitytour37.com Take a look at Range Master Sgt. Mario Marchman learning the finer points of the new mower. He is very pleased with the mower and sends our thanks. Deputy Chief Carl Povalitis happened to stop by for some shooting practice and was impressed with the new addition. Resuscitation Masks The Foundation has also purchased special masks to protect our officers in the event of a resuscitation emergency. SWAT Team Hotel Assistance September 2014 Best in the West 2014 Invitational S.W.A.T. Competition in San Jose, California on September 18-19, 2014. The courses test physical fitness, tactics and proficiency with weapons and teamwork. In addition to building camaraderie between the various SWAT teams, the competition allows the law enforcement agencies to share techniques and improve their skills. Page 3 September, 2014 Glendale K-9s in the Park—Saturday, October 11, 2014 11:00 am—4:00 pm Verdugo Park, 1621 Canada Blvd. Glendale Open to the public! Fun for all! It’s Free !!! Join us for a fun-filled day for families, kids, and dogs!! Dogs want to have fun too! We will have: Police K-9 live demos from our K-9s and other agencies. Pet Adoption Fair: Sponsored by the Pasadena Humane Society. Pet costume contest—open to all! So, dress ‘em up and bring ‘em. Kids’ activities include: Rock climbing wall, Face painting, Balloon artists & bounce houses. There will be lots of: Great vendors and pet rescue groups. Low-cost vaccinations Micro-chipping, sponsored by the Community Development Dept. Pictures with your favorite Police K-9 and handler! Two food and beverage stands, and shaved ice too! Want to Be a Sponsor or Vendor? Go to: GlendalePoliceFoundation.org and click on the “K-9’s in the Park” tab. Choose the “Dogs in the Park Sponsorships” Meet Jager, our newest K-9, with his partner Ofc. Maribel Feeley. Jager is a 15-month old German Shepherd. He’s passed The California POST requirements and is on the job. He will be cross trained in narcotics detection. button above and sign up for either a sponsorship or a vendor table. For more information contact : Ofc. Shawn Sholtis at [email protected] Glendale Police Officer’s Association On May 12, 2014 the Glendale Police Officers Association hosted our 23rd Annual “Cops-for-Kids” Charity Golf Tournament at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club. Officer Bryan Duncan writes that with the generous contributions and help from many supporters, sponsors, and participants in the Golf Tournament, GPOA was able to raise over $20,000 to target the needs of the underprivileged, disabled, hospitalized and at-risk youngsters, as well as those who are victims of accidents and/or crimes. Each year, activities are planned to benefit these children. Due to our tournament’s success, we are now able to sponsor scholarships and support local youth sports teams. In addition, this program responds to the emergency needs of and requests for children, whether it be material or financial. For the past several years, we have adopted numerous disadvantaged families during the holidays, providing decorations, gifts, clothing and holiday meals. Our Holiday support to these families reinforces our commitment to the community and our children. Glendale Police Foundation PO Box 10142 Glendale, CA 91209-0142 Non-Profit org. U.S. Postage PAID Glendale, CA Permit No. 303 Address Service Requested Address label here PUBLIC SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY We’re on the Web! GlendalePoliceFoundation.org PEDESTRIAN SAFETY We must all be in this TOGETHER The City of Glendale continues to have an unacceptable number of fatal traffic collisions. Most of these deaths have been among our older pedestrian population. Speeding, distracted driving, and jaywalking are at the root cause and endanger drivers and pedestrians. The City of Glendale and its departments are working closely together on traffic safety and it will remain a high priority for the Police Department. Enforcement alone, however, will not curb reckless driving and jaywalking pedestrians. “In order to make significant and lasting reductions in preventable pedestrian and vehicle traffic collisions, we need the help and support of the entire community to make behavioral driving and walking changes. Traffic safety is a community responsibility and by working together reductions and successful traffic safety outcomes are possible,” said Police Chief Robert M. Castro. Invest in Glendale’s Safety Please help us by donating to the Glendale Police Foundation The Foundation operates solely on donations. You can donate via PayPal, major credit card or check. Please go to our website: GlendalePoliceFoundation.org If you would like to send a check, please make your check out to the Glendale Police Foundation PO Box 10142, Glendale, CA 91209-0142 Thank you for helping our Police Officers keep us safe. The Glendale Police Foundation is a 501(C)(3) corporation.
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