SEPTEMBER 2014 - The Glendale Police Foundation

Glendale Police Foundation
September 2014
President’s Message . . .
Patrick J. Wade, MD
Bruce Hinckley
Vice President
Robert Parseghian
Nassif Shamaa
Mary Ann Plumley
Asst. Treasurer
John Gantus
Immediate Past
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.
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
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)
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
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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
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
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:
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
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.
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September, 2014
Glendale K-9s in the Park—Saturday, October 11, 2014
11:00 am—4:00 pm
Verdugo Park,
1621 Canada Blvd.
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
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:
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
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
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.
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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.
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.
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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.