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In a ceremony on March 10, seven Hollywood Area officers, killed in the line of duty, were recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Walk of Fame, created in 1958, features about 2,500 stars.
"I can't think of a more fitting tribute to these fallen officers than to have their sacrifices memorialized at the entrance of the Walk of Fame." said Chief Bratton, who unveiled the Police Memoria Star with Hollywood Honorary Mayor Johnny Grant. "Everyone who visits this great tourist Mecca will be reminded that within the galaxy of Hollywood Stars there is a special constellation."
The landmark, sponsored by the Hollywood Historic Trust, honors: Police Officer Charles Dean Heim (1994); Police Officer Joe Rios (1993); Detective Russell Lee Kuster (1990); Police Officer Robert Joseph Cote (1969); Police Officer Ian James Campbell (1963); Police Officer Clay Noble Hunt (1955); and Police Officer Clyde Pritchett (1936). The star is located on a center island of Hollywood Boulevard and LaBrea Avenue and depicts the division's badge.