You are invited to join the Friends of Hart Park for an evening dedicated to the legacy and work of our peace officers on National Peace Officers Memorial Day, Thursday, May 15.
Free to the public, “RESPECT * HONOR * REMEMBER” will take place at Hart Hall on the grounds of the William S. Hart County Park. Joe Herrington, nationally known cowboy poet, will be the evening’s emcee. The program will include distinguished speakers including Friends of Hart Park Board President and Santa Clarita Mayor, Laurene Weste. Authors J.R.Sanders, Sven Crongeyer, Tom Hays and Art Sjoquist, will speak on the subjects of Old West lawmen, and the histories of the early Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles Police Department.
(LA)SAUGUS, Cal., Apr. 6–SCENE WHERE HIGHWAY PATROLMEN WERE SHOT–This early morning view shows the scene near here where four California Highway Patrolmen were shot and killed in a gun battle with two suspects they were going to question about complaints the men were shooting and threatening other people in the restaurant (background) with their guns. (AP Wirephoto). Editor’s note: one of the suspects had actually brandished a gun at another motorist after sideswiping the motorist’s car on Highway 99 earlier that evening. See the story below.
A Special tribute to Deputy Sheriff Arthur E. Pelino, will be presented by Santa Paula Police Chief, Steve McLean.
Audience and presenters are invited to enjoy a time of Fellowship immediately following the program.
Live music throughout the evening will be provided by John Bergstrom, Gency Brown, and Jason “Buck” Corbett, members of the Western Music Association California Chapter.
This event is FREE to the public and is made possible through the generous contributions of Friends of Hart Park, Western Music Association, Galahad, and OutWest Boutique and Cultural Center. Special thanks to Rachel Barnes, Norm Phillips, J.R.Sanders, Roger Palmer and Gordon Graham.
“RESPECT * HONOR * REMEMBER” Thursday, May 15, 2014 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at Hart Hall, 24151 Newhall Ave, Newhall, CA 91321
For further event information, log onto the event Facebook page or contact the William S. Hart Museum office at (661) 254-4584 or Bobbi Jean Bell, OutWest, (661) 255-7087.
About Hart Park and Museum
William S. Hart Park and Museum is located at 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall, CA, 91321. The Park and Museum are currently open for spring hours. The Park is open 7 days a week until 5:00 pm. The Museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday. The Museum is open for guided tours Wednesday-Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information on the Museum, visit www.hartmuseum.org or call (661) 254-4584. For more information on the Park visit parks.lacounty.gov or call (661) 259-0855.
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