October 29, 2010 – The 11th Annual Public Safety Appreciation BBQ hosted by the Downtown Center Business Improvement District was held at the Ernst and Young Plaza located on 7th and Figueroa Street for all public safety personnel in the City of Los Angeles. This annual event serves as an opportunity for the Downtown businesses to show their appreciation for the selfless efforts public safety personnel display in their everyday duties in keeping people safe.
Police Chief Charlie Beck along with countless public safety officials enjoyed a catered lunch provided by area establishments. Chief Beck thanked the local businesses for their help in making the Downtown area the eccentric center of the City it is.
“Downtown would not have been improved without the business / public safety partnership we have today,” Chief Beck said.
This event also served as a fundraiser which benefitted the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation. A check in the amount of $5,000 was presented to Al Atkins, Executive Director of the Memorial Foundation. The money raised will go to assist the families of police officers killed in the line of duty.
The Los Angeles Police Department would like to thank all those who planned, organized and executed the Appreciation BBQ and looks forward to continuing their efforts to keep Downtown Los Angeles and all of Los Angeles safe.