Police officers honored for stolen vehicle recovery

DOWNEY - Two Downey police officers were honored by the California Highway Patrol last week for their efforts in recovering stolen vehicles.Officers Michael Hernandez and Jaime Llamas, both five-year veterans of the Downey Police Department, received the prestigious 10851 Award from the CHP on May 24. The awards were presented by Capt. Daniel Minor of the CHP's Santa Fe Springs office before last week's Downey City Council meeting. It was the first time Hernandez received the 10851 Award and the second time for Llamas. The 10851 Award is given to officers who arrest three separate stolen vehicle suspects and recovers nine abandoned stolen vehicles within a 12-month period.

********** Published: June 2, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 7