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May 9, 1995 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 100 police officers stood silently in their dress blues Monday as Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams led a solemn dedication ceremony for a memorial honoring two officers slain in the line of duty in the San Fernando Valley. "Today we honor our heroes," Williams said as he stood beneath an overcast sky outside the Devonshire Division station in Northridge. "They're a source of pride because they made a difference that will never be forgotten."
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September 10, 1992 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doing something heroic was the last thing traffic Officer James H. Wallace had in mind as he headed home on the San Diego Freeway one night last November, and suddenly spotted a motorist trapped in a burning vehicle on a steep embankment. "I just kind of reacted before I had time to think," said Wallace, 31. "To be truthful, I was scared to death. I didn't want to do it, but I was the only one there. If anything, you could call me a reluctant hero."
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December 15, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER and MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A churchgoing couple are slain in their Granada Hills home, their two children, ages 4 and 6, are not spared. Less than a month later, a hard-working catering truck owner is stabbed and shot to death, his body left with those of his 13-year-old son and three employees off a remote canyon road in Sun Valley. Earlier this year, two teen-age friends are forced to lie on the floor of a Subway sandwich shop in Northridge, then both are shot in the head execution-style after a robbery.
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October 22, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Though he was only 6 at the time, Craig Kerbrat said he still remembers the early morning nine years ago when two Los Angeles police officers knocked on the door and told the family that his mother, Tina Zapata Kerbrat, had been shot to death. Kerbrat had become the first female officer in Los Angeles history to die in the line of duty. "I remember afterward, life was hard," said Craig, 15. "I was ordering pizzas at 6. Everyone was taking care of everyone."
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June 29, 1993 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Guero, Chueco and half a dozen other park regulars stared insolently into the windows of the black-and-white LAPD cruiser, then slunk away, glancing over their shoulders as they rounded the corner of Vineland Avenue. Prudent move, leaving. "They were probably dirty, holding narcotics or an open (alcohol) container, and they didn't want the hassle," Sgt. Ike Langsam said, his voice weary, courtesy of 30 years on the beat.
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March 28, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One says he cannot fall asleep without the image of "that videotape" appearing before his eyes, while another fights tears as he speaks of how mixed up he is. Another officer with less than a year's experience in the field directed traffic yards away while Rodney G. King was beaten. Still another Los Angeles police officer, his voice tight with tension before slamming down the phone, said of his life since the March 3 incident: "It's been like . . . hell."
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March 15, 1991 | GEOFFREY TAYLOR GIBBS
The following is from a statement made on behalf of the John M. Langston Bar Assn., which represents about 900 African-American attorneys in the Los Angeles area, at Thursday's Los Angeles Police Commission hearing.
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September 22, 1999 | AL MARTINEZ
There's nothing in society more odious than good guys going bad. We're a culture reared on being saved at the last minute either by a knight, the cavalry or someone responding to 911. We revere the gun-totin' marshal who cleans up the Old West, and the army that marches in to show some tyrant a thing or two. We love good guys. And when the good guys reveal a darker side, the moral ground we've always trod upon seems to suddenly give way. That's the way L.A. is feeling today.
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September 3, 1998 | JULIA SCHEERES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nineteen Los Angeles police officers received the LAPD's 1998 Medal of Valor, including 17 who were involved in the North Hollywood bank shootout, Police Chief Bernard C. Parks announced Wednesday. It was the largest group of officers to receive the department's highest commendation in the medal's 73-year history, said Parks at a news conference at the LAPD training facility in Westchester.
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December 16, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER and MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A churchgoing couple are slain in their Granada Hills home. Their children, 4 and 6, are not spared. A hard-working catering truck owner is stabbed and shot to death, his body left with those of his 13-year-old son and three employees off a remote canyon road in Sun Valley. Two teen-age friends are forced to lie on the floor of a Subway sandwich shop in Northridge, then both are shot in the head execution-style after a robbery.
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