*In recognition of Los Angeles Airport Police Officer Tommy Scott’s sacrifice and to commemorate the tenth year since his death, the Tommy Scott 1st Annual Ride & Shine Memorial Ride and Car & Truck Show show will take place on Apr. 25 and the Tommy Scott Memorial 5K & 10K LAX Run on May 16. Officer Scott was the first and to date only Airport Police Officer ever killed in the line of duty. He was killed on April 29, 2005 at the age of 35, in a carjacking incident after stopping a suspicious man near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). In 2010, his killer, William Sadowski, was convicted of carjacking and first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
About the Events
The Tommy Scott 1st Annual Ride & Shine Memorial Ride and Car & Truck Show
On Sat., Apr. 25, the Los Angeles Airports Police Athletics & Activities League (LAAPAAL), Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers’ Association (LAAPOA) and the Association of Airport Employees (AAE) will host the Tommy Scott 1st Annual Ride & Shine Memorial Ride and Car & Truck Show. The ride will begin at the USS Iowa at 9 a.m. and end at Westchester Park (7000 W. Manchester Blvd.) where the inaugural Tommy Scott Memorial Car & Truck show will take place. The show will last until 3 p.m. and all rods, customs, classic and muscle cars as well as trucks are invited to participate. Advanced registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt. On site registration is $35. Proceeds will benefit the Tommy Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/19MzId4.
The Tommy Scott Memorial 5K & 10K LAX Run
On Sat., May 16, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) will join the LAAPAAL and AAE in hosting the Tommy Scott Memorial 5K & 10K LAX Run. The race kicks off at 8 a.m. at the Westchester/LAX Fire Station No. 5 (8900 S. Emerson Ave.) with on-site registration beginning at 6:45 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Tommy Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information, please visit http://laapoa.com/lax_run_2015.php.
For more information on these events and the LAAPOA, please visit www.laapoa.com.
The Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers’ Association (LAAPOA) represents the sworn police officers and firefighters of the Los Angeles Airport Police Department assigned to protect and serve Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) and Van Nuys Airport (VNY). For more information on LAAPOA, please visit www.laapoa.com.