For Immediate Release
Jude Schneider (310) 497-7312 or
Eric Rose (805) 624-0572
Los Angeles, September 12, 2008 –On behalf of all of the members of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, President Tim Sands responds to the devastating news that an LAPD officer was among those killed yesterday in the collision between a Metrolink train and a Union Pacific freight train.
“Our thoughts and prayers go are with the families of all of those who have lost their lives. In particular, our heart goes out to the family of Officer Spree Desha as they deal with this tragic loss. We wish them much strength through this tragedy and offer our support in any way we can. Officer Desha will be missed by all of us and especially by her colleagues in the Office of Operations at Parker Center.”
About the LAPPL: Formed in 1923, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) represents the more than 9,000 dedicated and professional sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPPL serves to advance the interests of LAPD officers through legislative and legal advocacy, political action and education. The LAPPL can be found on the Web at www.LAPD.com