On Thursday, February 6, 2020, Sheriff Villanueva attended the 26th annual BRAVO (Bellflower Recognizes Acts of Valor and Outstanding Service) Awards inside Bellflower City Hall
Detective Saavedra, Deputy Manjra, and volunteer Asad Megally were awarded the “Outstanding Service.” Deputy Parriott and Deputy Saldivar were given the “Valor Award,” and Patricia Bateman was recognized for her Distinguished Service.
Deputy Parriott and Deputy Saldivar were on duty when they heard an emergency call for service of a man not breathing. They rushed to the location and immediately administered CPR on the patient until paramedics arrived. The man was transported to the local hospital and survived. Due to their fast actions and great judgment saved the man’s life. They received the “Valor Award” and were honored for their heroic efforts.
Deputy Manjra and Detective Saavedra were investigating a series of vehicle burglaries in the Bellflower area. They looked into every tip received and were able to identify, locate, and arrest the suspect, who was selling the stolen auto parts online. The deputies were awarded the “Outstanding Service” for their dedication and honored for their commitment to community safety.
Patricia Bateman has served as the Telephone Operator since 1995 at the Lakewood Station. She is a valued asset to the station and the community and was awarded the “Distinguished Service Award.”
Asad Megally works at the Lakewood Sheriff’s station as a volunteer. His volunteer efforts have been appreciated each day and were honored with an “Outstanding Service Award.”
We congratulate all deputies and personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department who received these distinguished honors and salute their outstanding work. They inspire all of us to continue our devotion to community outreach and public service.