Photos Of Slain Officers To Be Displayed In Sacramento
The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Historical Society will display photos of 13 officers who were killed in the line of duty throughout May, which is National Police Memorial Month.
The photos will be displayed in the lobby of the LAPD’s Police Administration Building, located at 100 W. First Street.
In 2005, members of the LAPD Historical Society were engaged in a photo archive sorting and cataloguing effort, during which they came across a box containing tightly rolled portraits of the 13 officers.
An Internet web search revealed that none of the individuals’ names appeared on the national website that tracks officers killed in the line of duty.
The LAPD Historical Society obtained funding to restore the photos in order to display them and have the officers remembered by the department and the community.
Department personnel searched Los Angeles Times archives to find corresponding information on the officers.
The information obtained helped provide a snapshot to the events surrounding the lives of the officers at the time of their deaths.