Recently, Dep. Anthony Pelaez of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station was honored by Assistant Sheriff James Hellmold with the department’s Legendary Lawman Pin. The Legendary Lawman Pin acknowledged Dep. Pelaez’s dedication to community service and to the citizens of Los Angeles County.
The Sheriff’s Dept.’s Legendary Lawman was established in 2004 to recognize the dedication and extraordinary contributions made by deputies who have bravely and consistently provided patrol services to the communities within the Sheriff’s Dept. jurisdiction. The Legendary Lawman award requires deputy personnel to work a minimum of 10 accumulated years in uniform patrol, while answering calls for service. All field units, motorcycle patrol units, bicycle and foot patrol units qualify for the prestigious award.
The Legendary Lawman Pin was created after the death of Dep. David Powell who served over 15 years in patrol duties at Firestone and Lakewood stations.