Friday, February 26, 2010

Sheriff Academy Graduation: Local angle: Torrance and Burbank residents get awards


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         Four female and eight male Deputy Sheriffs, as well as three female and fifteen male Police Officers from the Burbank, Culver City, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, and Torrance Police Departments, graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Training Academy in Whittier during ceremonies held on Friday, February 26, 2010, at the Sheriff’s Training Academy and Regional Services (STARS) Center.

         Chief Willie Miller delivered inspirational remarks to the graduates and their guests.

         As part of the graduation, a badge-pinning ceremony was conducted, with the new Deputies and Officers receiving their badges from a family member or loved one.  After receiving their graduation certificates, the graduates were officially sworn in as peace officers by Sheriff Lee Baca.

         In a special segment of the ceremony, Joshua Sather of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a resident of Torrance, was named the Honor Recruit for Class #380.  This award is given to the recruit who achieves the highest numerical average based upon leadership qualities, academics, marksmanship, and physical performance throughout the training period.  Additionally, Christian Diaz of the Burbank Police Department, a resident of Burbank, was acknowledged for graduating with the highest academic score.

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Photos available upon request.

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