The Pasadena Police Department honored police personnel and local citizens at the 40th Annual Police and Citizens Awards Luncheon Thursday.
Organizers said, the honorees have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to public safety through bravery, dedication and community service. Recognition is based on a heroic deed or excellent service and commitment displayed over time.
In addition to 14 police department employees, the following community members will be recognized: Edwin Diaz, Brian Biery, Patricia Campbell, Samson Chen, John Ludwig, Keshzek Marek, Rowdy Dale Metzger, Maria Perez, Kim Resendiz, John Sullivan and Jose Toral.
“This is an opportunity to give an annual tip of the hat to people who have gone above and beyond what is expected of them,” said Chief Phillip L. Sanchez. “It is the Police Department’s way of recognizing them for their remarkable service to the department and the community.”
Michaela Pereira, co-anchor of the KTLA Morning Show, served as MC.