Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station Sgt. Mark Slater released the following information:
Deputy Anthony Pelaez of the Crescenta Valley Station has been honored by Assistant Sheriff James Hellmold with the Sheriff’s Department’s Legendary Lawman Pin.
The Legendary Lawman Pin acknowledges Deputy Pelaez’ dedication to community service and to the citizens of Los Angeles County.
The Sheriff’s Department’s Legendary Lawman was established in 2004 as a means 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 Department jurisdiction. The Legendary Lawman award requires deputy personnel to work a minimum of ten 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 Deputy David Powell who served over 15 years in patrol duties at Firestone and Lakewood Stations.