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1970 - Lagasse family helps save Mentryville buildings as Newhall and Malibu brush fires erupt & join into worst fire in SoCal history. Twelve fires over 10 days burn 525,000 acres, kill 13 people and destroy approx. 1,500 structures. [story]
Clampitt fire


A total of eighty-six recruits graduated earlier today from the Eugene W. Biscailuz Regional Training Academy, located in City Terrace. Sixty-eight of the graduates were deputy sheriff’s, comprising of fifty-four men and fourteen women. Eighteen graduates were from participating police agencies with fourteen men and four women representing the California Department of Insurance, Fraud Division; Department of State Hospitals, Metropolitan Los Angeles; and the Culver City, Downey, Inglewood, and Redondo Beach Police Departments. The ceremony was held on Friday, January 23, 2015, at East Los Angeles College.

user28900-1422057683-media2Steve Cooley, District Attorney Emeritus of Los Angeles County, delivered inspirational remarks to the graduates and guests.

As part of the graduation tradition, a badge-pinning ceremony was conducted. The new deputies and officers received their badges from a family member or a friend. After receiving their Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificates, the graduates were sworn-in as California peace officers by Sheriff Jim McDonnell.

A special segment of the graduation ceremony recognized and awarded Deputy Sheriff Michael Andrew Young of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as Academy Class #403’s Honor Recruit. This award is presented to the recruit who achieves the highest numerical average centered on leadership qualities, academic skills, marksmanship, and physical performance throughout the training period. Deputy Sheriff Kelly Follstad also of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was honored as Academic Recruit, graduating with the highest academic scores.

Academy Class #403 is the first graduation ceremony officiated by Sheriff Jim McDonnell since being elected to office.

 

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  1. Lost and forgotten says:

    Congrats to all the new peace officers of LASD Academy class #403. May God continue to bless you with courage, strength and in the face of adversity. Proud of you all. Never forget that you are among the few chosen for the position. Never forget where you come from and what it took to get where you are today. There are many people who wish they had the chance you got or even the second chance you got. May God be with you through your journey.

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