2012 LBPD / LBFD Memorial Ceremony
|(May 11, 2012) -- Long Beach police officers and firefighters, families, dignitaries and members of the public assembled at the Civic Center's LBPD/LBFD memorial on Tuesday morning May 8, 2012 for LB's annual LBPD / LBFD Memorial Ceremony.
LBReport.com provides extended VIDEO coverage below.
Among those present: Mayor Bob Foster; retired Mayor Eunice Sato; Councilmembers Patrick O'Donnell and James Johnson; representatives of Council districts 3, 8 and 9; Councilman-elect Al Austin; representative of L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe; City Prosecutor Doug Haubert; Assistant City Attorney J. Charles Parkin; City Manager Pat West; Deputy City Manager Reginald Harrison; and representatives of state Senator Alan Lowenthal, Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal and Congresswoman Laura Richardson.
Also present: members of the Rockett family, the Zavaleta family, the Lewis family, the Garcia family, the Birdsall family and the Davenport family.
Detective Birdsall (speaking for the families): "We go about our jobs every day without thoughts of glory or accolades, rewards or riches, or courage or sacrifice. Every day we go about our jobs quite simply because we believe our actions are making a difference for those out there in peoples lives..."
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