Friday, April 30, 2010

Remembering One of Our Own

At 5:30 am, this past Wednesday, April 28, 2010, Sergeant Paul Harrington completed his final shift. Paul was 85 years old and was a very proud member of the United States Marines Corps. He participated in numerous landings in the South Pacific during WWII as he fought to maintain our freedom that we enjoy today. Paul joined the Arcadia Police Department on March 18, 1957 and rose to the rank of Sergeant before retiring in August 1980.

Some kind words from Retired Captain Rick Sandona; "Paul was a class act and loved the Arcadia Police Department and the citizens of Arcadia. I remember him well as he took this young rookie cop under his wings and gave him friendship and guidance."

Sergeant Paul Harrington will be cremated and laid to rest at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Kona Hawaii. Thank you Paul for your service and dedication to the Arcadia Police Department and the Arcadia Community.

In Memory of a Fallen Local Hero

Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department stand watch over the memorial for slain hero Deputy David March. Yesterday was the anniversary of the murder of Deputy March who was killed during a traffic stop on Live Oak Avenue, east of Peck Road, on April 29, 2002. A memorial was built in his honor at the scene. Temple Deputies remember Deputy March not only on the anniversary of his death, but throughout the year by displaying his call sign, "57" on the rear window of Temple units. The APOA would like to take a moment and ask everyone to remember this local fallen hero.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Balls O' Fire Celebrity Bowling Tournament 2010

Members of the Arcadia Police Officers' Association participated once again in the annual Balls O' Fire Celebrity Bowling Tournament to benefit the Foothill Aids Project (FAP). The event was held last Sunday at Deer Creek Lanes in Rancho Cucamonga.

Each year, the tournament also hosts a friendly competition between Law Enforcement and fire agencies, awarding the "Guns & Hoses" trophy to the winning team. The APOA team came in first place, taking home the trophy.

Our celebrity bowlers included Rad Daly (pictured above left), an actor who will be appearing in the "A-TEAM" movie later this year, Kelly Edge, host of "Decorating Cents" on HGTV, LPGA Golfer Kim Kouwabunrat, and Allen Maldonado, an actor from television's "The Young and the Restless." Kim is pictured below center along with the APOA Team, Detective Phil Pierce, Lieutenant Paul Foley, Kim Kouvabunrat, Cadet Aida Vazquez, and Sergeant Tom Le Veque (L to R). Kelly Edge took home the first place trophy for celebrity women and Tom Le Veque came in second place in the patron men's division (pictured above right).

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Wishing the best to everyone during this Easter holiday. In addition to all those on the road with the holiday weekend, many schools are out for spring break. Take care on the roads and travel safely. Happy Easter!