Open Letter to Joseph De Ladurantey
Chief of Police, Torrance Police Department
Re: Officer Don Sherwood, Community Lead Officer
On behalf of the residents of Pacific Lane in Old Town Torrance, I would like to commend Don Sherwood, community lead officer for the Torrance Police Department, for his sincere dedication to serve and protect our community.
Before I go into specifics about Officer Sherwood, I would like to tell you a little bit about our neighborhood. Pacific Lane is home to 10 families with small children, and senior citizens with their cats and dogs. Our street traffic direction is one way with a width of an alley. Our small two- bedroom homes' front yards are no more than 8 to 10 feet before they fall into the street pavement, and there is a few feet in between each home.
The benefits of living in a small neighborhood is that many of the neighbors look out for one another. We buy groceries for those with no means of transportation, help supervise the play area for the children, feed the neighbors' cats and dogs when on vacation, even remind each other when it is the day to recycle. We care for one another . . . and we care about our neighborhood.