FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2007
120 Sheriff's North Academy Cadets and Supporters 'Colors Run'
TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 8, 2007
Subject: The entire class (72 members) of the current L.A. County Sheriff's Academy North, located at College of the Canyons, along with 50 to 60 Sheriff's Department personnel and supporters will complete a 5.4-mile run in formation through the streets of Santa Clarita, earning their respective departments' "colors" and "patches" and cloth badges. As part of the run, the Academy class will stop and honor, with a small prayer service, Deputy Hagop "Jake" Kuredjian at the memorial erected in his honor in Stevenson Ranch. Kuredjian was killed on duty during a shootout in Stevenson Ranch in the Santa Clarita Valley on August 31, 2001.
Time: 7 am - Start of run
Place: Depart Sheriff's North Academy (College of the Canyons - Stadium Way off Valencia Blvd.)
- 7:45 am - Arrive Kuredjian Memorial (corner of Stevenson Ranch Parkway and Poe Parkway) for prayer service with Sheriff's Department Chaplain
- 8:30 am - Return to College of the Canyons (Cougar Den - adjacent to COC stadium), meet with Sheriff's Administrators, Academy members for breakfast
Route: From COC - South on Rockwell Canyon Road to McBean Parkway; west on McBean Parkway to Stevenson Ranch Parkway to Poe Parkway. Return route exact opposite.
Deputy Darby or Deputy Benning - (661) 362-5455
- Sergeant Robert Lewis - cell - (661) 714-5554
- John McElwain (COC) - (661) 362-3494
Press: Members of the press are encouraged to cover the run at the Kuredjian Memorial and are welcome at the post-run breakfast at the Cougar Den on the COC campus to meet with Sheriff's administrators and dignitaries.