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Dubbed ‘K-9 Angels’ for Chipping In to Pay Dog’s Medical Bills After Freeway Accident
pets.people.com - 06/09/2016

For most, it began like a normal day, just like any other — but not for Roxy.

Somehow the pup ended up in the middle of a California freeway, where a motorist hit and seriously injured her.

You could call it fate that Airport Police K-9 officer Havon McLeod was making his way to work at the exact same time, when he noticed cars ahead of him suddenly changing lanes and slowing down as they passed what appeared at the time to be a broken down vehicle or accident

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9/11 Award Committee with InterPort Police announces the 2015 medal recipients
examiner.com - 10/03/2015

Chicago, IL. Jay Grant, Secretary General of the INTERPORT POLICE and Chief Don De Lucca, Chair of the 9/11 Award Committee, Chief of Police for Dural Police Department, FL. announced today the recipients of the 2015 9/11 Medals. These officers and officials serve each and every day fighting terrorism and serious crime across the globe in order to make the world a safer place. For those who reach a level of extraordinary and distinguished service we bestow the 9/11 Medal.

With that, it is with the pleasure we announce the honorees and recipients for 2015 for:

International Order of Police & Public Safety 9/11 Medal

9/11 Medal for Heroism – Valor

  • Sgt. Steve Zouzonious, Los Angeles Airport Police Department
  • Officer Brian Lopez, Los Angeles Airport Police Department
  • Officer Robert Pedregon, Los Angeles Airport Police Department
  • Officer Raymond Woods, Los Angeles Airport Police Department
  • Officer Daniel Yu, Los Angeles Airport Police Department
  • Officer David Lalicker, Los Angeles Airport Police Department

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A precious wedding photo album that had been sitting in an airport lost-and-found department for almost a year has finally been returned home
abcnews.com - 07/31/2015

The Los Angeles Airport Police Honor Guard took a detour to Modesto, California, on Thursday to reunite a family with their briefcase -- with their wedding photo album and other personal items inside -- after they lost it on Sept. 14, 2014, an official told ABC News today.
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Facebook finds couple who lost wedding album at LAX
dailynews.com - 07/20/2015

The Los Angeles International Airport Police Department’s social media plan to reunite a lost wedding album with its happy couple worked. And it took only about six hours.
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Two Vietnamese girls reported missing from LAX found safe in Westminster
The Orange County Register - 07/06/2015

LOS ANGELES – A 12-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl visiting from Vietnam reported missing shortly after they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday were picked up by a man by arrangement with their families and are safe, according to police.
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Final Defendant in Scheme that Smuggled Drugs through TSA Screening Checkpoints at LAX Sentenced to Nearly 7 Years in Prison
Department of Justice - 09/22/2014

LOS ANGELES – A former screener with the Transportation Security Administration who conspired to smuggle narcotics through screening checkpoints at Los Angeles International Airport was sentenced today to 80 months in prison.
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TSA screener sentenced for role in drug smuggling operation at LAX
Adolfo Flores/Los Angeles Times Fred Shuster/City News Service - 09/22/2014

A former TSA screener who was convicted for his role in a drug smuggling operation at LAX screening checkpoints was sentenced Monday to 80 months in prison, federal prosecutors said. Naral Richardson, 32, of South Los Angeles, pleaded guilty in March to a drug-trafficking conspiracy count, admitting that he used his contacts at LAX to facilitate and profit from five "pass-throughs" of drugs at the airport.
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14 California officers receive Medal of Valor awards at Capitol
Chris Megerian/Los Angeles Times - 09/15/2014

Fourteen law enforcement officers were honored by California Gov. Jerry Brown and California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Monday. A rampage at Los Angeles International Airport in November, led to awards for six officers. Sgt. Steve Zouzounis and officers David Lalicker, Brian Lopez, Robert Pedregon, Raymond Woods and Daniel Yu confronted the gunman, wounding him with gunfire before he was taken into custody.
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GOVERNOR BROWN AND ATTORNEY GENERAL HARRIS HONOR 14 WITH PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER MEDAL OF VALOR AWARDS
By Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. - 09/15/2014

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. was joined by Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today to present the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to 14 law enforcement officials who went above and beyond the call of duty.
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Gov. Jerry Brown awards Medal of Valor to 6 LAX police officers
Daily Breeze - 09/15/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris presented the governor’s Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Award on Monday to six Los Angeles International Airport Police Department officers.
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LAX Fire 2014 Today Near LA Airport, El Segundo Closes Imperial Highway
By LALATE - 09/15/2014

An LAX Fire abutting Los Angeles International Airport today September 15, 2014 is striking El Segundo, Los Angeles traffic, and shutting down sections of Imperial Highway. The fire is not inside Los Angeles International Airport property. Rather it is on the south side of LAX, on Imperial Highway.
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Rideshare services being ticketed again at LAX after lapse
By Joel Grover and Jacquelin Sonderling, NBC Los Angeles - 09/11/2014

LAX is once again cracking down on rideshare services such as Lyft and UberX. Days ago, the airport police decided they wouldn't stop rideshare services from picking up at LAX, even though it's illegal and despite ticketing and towing any such service police spotted all summer. But late Wednesday afternoon, LAX officials decided to once again ban them, after learning the NBC4 I-Team was about to air this report. Recently, NBC4 spotted a silver Acura cruising LAX looking for passengers.
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Gov. Jerry Brown to honor 6 LAX police officers for response to 2013 terminal shooting
By Larry Altman, Daily Breeze - 08/28/2014

Six Los Angeles International Airport police officers will receive the governor’s Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Award next month for their heroism when a gunman walked into a terminal and killed a Transportation Safety Administration agent.
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Woman who sneaked on plane gets early jail release
AP/Los Angeles Times - 08/17/2014

A stowaway who was recently ordered to spend 117 days in jail for violating probation by returning to Los Angeles International Airport served a fraction of her sentence when she was released Saturday because of overcrowding. Marilyn Jean Hartman, 62, was released from the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, shortly after 6 p.m., according to jail records.
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Gala to honor LAX veteran as "Guiding Light
Flight Path Press Release - 08/13/2014

Ethel Pattison will be honored for nearly 60 years of service to aviation education with the fourth annual Guiding Light Award from the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center at Los Angeles International Airport. The award will be presented at Flight Path's 18th annual Gala fundraiser on October 1 in the Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles.
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LAX stowaway gets 6 months in jail for violating order to stay away from airport
Larry Altman/Torrance Daily Breeze, Joseph Serna & Veronica Rocha/Los Angeles Times - 08/13/2014

The Bay Area woman who breached security and stowed away on a flight from San Jose to Los Angeles - and then violated an order to keep out of LAX without a ticket - was sentenced Wednesday to six months in county jail. Marilyn Jean Hartman, 62, told Commissioner Alan Rubin she preferred jail to any program designed to help her. Police say Hartman is addicted to trying to board flights without paying for a ticket or going through security.
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TSA lost-and-found at LAX overflowing with unclaimed laptops, smartphones
Jordan England-Nelson/Torrance Daily Breeze - 08/13/2014

One hundred fifty-four laptops, 98 cellphones, 18 iPads and 32 wallets. These are among the thousands of items Los Angeles International Airport passengers have left at security checkpoints over the past month. And the TSA said Wednesday it would like to reunite them with their owners. Only 10 to 20 percent of the 3,700 items that TSA agents collected at LAX in July will be reclaimed, TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said.
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Southwest jet stowaway charged with violating LAX stay-away order
Veronica Rocha / latimes.com - 08/11/2014

A woman who was rearrested at Los Angeles International Airport last week on suspicion of violating a stay-away order issued after she stowed away on a Southwest jet has been charged with violating her probation, officials said. Marilyn Hartman, 62, is expected to appear in court later Monday following her arrest Thursday at LAX, where police said she had wandered for an hour through three different terminals without purchasing a ticket -- a violation of her probation.
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Death penalty decision on LAX shooting suspect due in fall
Brian Melley/Associated Press, Kate Mather/Los Angeles Times - 08/11/2014

Federal prosecutors expect to know by mid-November whether they will seek to execute the man charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport. The case of Paul Ciancia has been forwarded to the attorney general in Washington to determine if they will seek the death penalty in the murder of a Transportation Security Administration officer and the wounding of three other people, Assistant U.S. Attorney Joanna Curtis said Monday.
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LAX shooter incident: Crisis communications lessons learned
Mary Grady/Los Angeles World Airports - 08/11/2014

Mary Grady, managing director for media and public relations for Los Angeles World Airports, will be the keynote speaker at PR News' Crisis Management Boot Camp in New York on September 15. She knows firsthand the value of having a plan in place ready to go at a moment's notice. In her riveting keynote address, she will give a moment-by-moment account of how her team responded to the LAX shooter incident of November 2013-and share practical takeaways communicators can use for all kinds of crises.
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Southwest jet stowaway charged with violating LAX stay-away order
Veronica Rocha/Los Angeles Times, KTLA, City News Service, San Francisco Chronicle - 08/07/2014

A woman banned from Los Angeles International Airport after stowing away on a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose earlier this week was arrested at the airport again Thursday, authorities said. Marilyn Hartman, 62, was taken into custody after officers spotted her at 10:20 a.m. boarding a FlyAway bus at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and then getting off at LAX, airport police Chief Patrick Gannon said.
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Fliers of stowaway handed out before she was arrested again at LAX
Veronica Rocha, Kate Mather & Richard Winton/Los Angeles Times - 08/07/2014

Police made fliers of a stowaway banned this week from LAX--believing she would return and make another attempt--before she was arrested again Thursday at the airport. Marilyn Hartman, 62, was taken into custody Thursday after officers spotted her boarding a FlyAway bus at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles at 10:20 a.m. and then getting off at LAX, airport police Chief Patrick Gannon said. Gannon said he believed she would return, and in fact, she did, possibly on a scouting mission.
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Southwest stowaway pleads no contest; must stay away from LAX
Veronica Rocha & Joseph Serna/Los Angeles Times - 08/07/2014

A 62-year-old woman pleaded no contest Wednesday to sneaking onto a Southwest Airlines jet without a ticket in San Jose and later landing in Los Angeles, officials said. Marilyn Hartman, who was charged with a misdemeanor count of entering the city as a stowaway, was ordered to serve 24 months of summary probation, according to Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney's office
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Source: How serial stowaway made it onto flight
Evan Sernoffsky & Hamed Aleaziz/San Francisco Chronicle - 08/07/2014

On Saturday August 2nd, Los Angeles Airport Police Youth Cadets participated in the third Annual Backpack School Supply Donation Drive event organized and hosted by Airport Police and the Youth Esteem Corporation (YEC) at the Airport Police Arbor Vitae Training Center. Youth Esteem Corporation is a non-profit organization that strives to make a positive impact on at-risk youth in Los Angeles.
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Multi-agency law enforcement operation enhances safety for security for travelers who use ground transportation at LAX
08/08/2014

Following a court appearance on August 6, 2014, in which 62-year old Marilyn Jean Hartman pled no contest to a misdemeanor charge of being a stowaway, Hartman was re-arrested today at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by Los Angeles Airport Police.
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Youth esteem corporation event gives 200 students school supplies thanks to airport police support.
08/08/2014

On Saturday August 2nd, Los Angeles Airport Police Youth Cadets participated in the third Annual Backpack School Supply Donation Drive event organized and hosted by Airport Police and the Youth Esteem Corporation (YEC) at the Airport Police Arbor Vitae Training Center. Youth Esteem Corporation is a non-profit organization that strives to make a positive impact on at-risk youth in Los Angeles.
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Stowaway re-arrested by Los Angeles Airport Police
08/08/2014

Following a court appearance on August 6, 2014, in which 62-year old Marilyn Jean Hartman pled no contest to a misdemeanor charge of being a stowaway, Hartman was re-arrested today at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by Los Angeles Airport Police.
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Serial SFO stowaway makes way to Los Angeles via flight from San Jose
Katie Nelson & Erin Ivie/San Jose Mercury News - 08/05/2014

A notorious 62-year-old stowaway who was arrested six times trying to sneak onto flights at SFO managed to fly from Mineta San José International Airport to Los Angeles without a ticket Monday, marking the second significant security breach at the airport in the last four months. Marilyn Jean Hartman was arrested late Monday at LAX after she made it past security at the San Jose airport and onto a Southwest Airlines flight to Los Angeles.
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CDC sets up quarantine station at LAX as Ebola virus continues to spread overseas
CBSLA.com - 08/01/2014

The Centers for Disease Control have established a quarantine station at LAX to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus from passengers coming off international flights. The CDC is warning Americans to avoid the Ebola-ravaged nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea where more than 700 people have died. Tom Bradley International Terminal now has a CDC quarantine station where health officials will determine whether a sick person getting off an international flight can enter the country. News link

32 citations issued to drivers during LAX inspections of transportation vehicles
Torrance Daily Breeze - 08/01/2014

Five commercial ground transportation vehicles and their drivers were removed from service and 32 citations were issued to drivers during inspections of shuttle vans, limousines and buses at Los Angeles International Airport, police said Friday. The inspections were conducted for four hours Thursday at three airport locations: the Limousine Holding Lot at Westchester Parkway and Jenny Street; LAX Parking Lot F at Avion Drive and Century Boulevard; and the upper departure level on the east end of Terminal 7. News link

Aldon Smith in L.A. for hearing to wrap up incident at LAX
By Josh Alper, NBC Sports - 07/30/2014

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith isn't facing any charges from an April incident at Los Angeles International Airport, but he still had some housekeeping to take care of regarding the issue on Wednesday. Bill Williamson of ESPN was the first to report that Smith was in Los Angeles instead of at practice on Wednesday to take part in a hearing that officially closed the case. Smith ran afoul of authorities at LAX when he made reference to having a bomb that he did not actually possess. News link  

Bomb threat briefly shuts down LAX's Tom Bradley Terminal
By Joseph Serna/Los Angeles Times, AP, CBS LA, NBC4, KPCC - 07/24/2014

The Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was briefly evacuated Thursday after police received a bomb threat. President Obama was scheduled to depart from the Bradley terminal later in the day. The threat was called in to Los Angeles police at about noon, said Officer Jane Kim. The international terminal was evacuated while authorities searched for any suspicious packages. Finding none they reopened the terminal at about 1:15 p.m., Kim said. News link   News link   News link   News link   News link

'Century Crunch' street closure near LAX starts Friday night
By City News Service, LAX Travel Advisory - 07/24/2014

People planning to travel to Los Angeles International Airport this weekend should give themselves plenty of time and consider alternate routes because a stretch of Century Boulevard will be closed for 57 hours closure beginning Friday night. The so-called "Century Crunch" closure will shut down the popular route beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, as crews demolish a defunct railroad bridge at Century and Aviation boulevards. Century will remain blocked until 6 a.m. Monday. News link   News link

Most-wanted fugitive nabbed at LAX after fleeing Georgia and being deported from Mexico
CBS LA - 07/12/2014

A most wanted fugitive - being sought by officials in Georgia for a series of sex crimes against a minor - was nabbed at Los Angeles International Airport Friday after being kicked out of Mexico. Authorities said 45-year-old Kenneth Dustin Grant was arrested by LAPD assigned to the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force. The Forsyth County Superior Court issued an arrest warrant for Grant on September 20, 2010 after he failed to appear in court for trial.  News link  


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