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Award of Valor event to honor Lakewood's finest

Award of Valor event to honor Lakewood's finest

Every November at the Award of Valor Luncheon, Lakewood takes the time to recognize Sheriff's deputies, firefighters and residents who have demonstrated heroism and outstanding service to the community.

This year will follow that tradition, with a luncheon at noon on Wednesday, November 7 at The Centre.

Reservations are $42 each and available through 5 p.m. on October 31. Seats are not guaranteed after October 31. To make reservations, go to

The Award of Valor annual luncheon brings together over 400 people, including Lakewood civic and business leaders, public safety professionals, block captains, Sheriff’s Station volunteers, Volunteers on Patrol and residents.

Los Angeles County Fire Department Chief Deputy David R. Richardson Jr. and Sheriff's Department Chief Kelley Fraser will speak and join the Lakewood community in a show of support and appreciation for local heroes and public safety personnel. Retired KOCE-TV news anchor Ed Arnold will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

“This event is a great opportunity to say thank-you to the Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters who work hard every day protecting and serving us, and to the community volunteers who have gone above and beyond in the cause of public safety in Lakewood,” said Mayor Steve Croft.  “If you are able to, I hope you can join us at this wonderful and meaningful annual Lakewood event.”

Reservations are required and must be received no later than 5 p.m. on October 31 for guaranteed seating.

Checks should be made payable to the City of Lakewood and mailed with names of attendees to: Lakewood City Hall, c/o Community Relations Office, 5050 Clark Avenue, Lakewood, California 90712.

Tickets can also be purchased online at Contact 562-866-9771, extension 2127, for more information.