Thursday, November 14, 2013

Arcadia Detective Receives International Award for Work with Special Olympics

Arcadia Police Department Detective Wally Ashby was recognized by Special Olympics at the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics International Conference held in Orlando, Florida, on November 9, 2013.  Detective Ashby was nominated by Special Olympics of Southern California (SOSC) for his work and dedication toward multiple fundraising events here in Arcadia. Wally has been responsible for leading the Battle of the Badges fundraisers, local Tip-a-Cop events, helping to organize APD 's participation in the annual LETR, as well as assisting in the SGV Special Olympic Games.  Detective Ashby is currently assigned as a Juvenile Detective and is the School Resource Officer for APD.  Special Olympics arranged for travel and hosted Wally and his family in Florida for the ceremony.

We are very proud of Detective Ashby's accomplishments and congratulate him on this honor.

Pictured (left to right) above are: LASD Chief Roberta Abner, LETR Region 7 Coordinator and Board Member SOSC, Detective Wally Ashby, LASD Lieutenant Kim Unland, LETR Director SOSC, Richard Fernandez SOSC, and Brandon Adachi, Volunteers & Special Events Manager SOSC.

Congratulations are also in order for LASD Chief Roberta Abner.  Chief Abner was recognized by LETR and inducted into the Richard LaMunyon Hall of Fame for Special Olympics, in honor of her work and dedication to Special Olympics Southern California. 

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