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Check out Scott Walton’s Hose and Spats.  He had a Memorial Service for one of our Nations Veterans in Thousand Oaks.  Scott played the LAPD Graduation ceremony the day before.  It takes a huge commitment as a LAPES Band member.  We all love it.

 

 

 


July 5, 2017

US Customs and Border Protections

Thanks the Band and Sgt Mick Rose for his services 

 

US Customs and Border Protections Thanks Retired Sgt. Rose for his participation in there honors Irish American Heritage Month Event

 

 


 RIP

Los Angeles City Firefighter Kelly Wong

-breathe- Southern California hasn't lost a Firefighter in years.. Sadly, today Scott Walton was called upon to lead the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, in joining Cal Fire and Orange County Firefighter Pipe Bands to bid farewell to handsome, promising young Firefighter Kelly Wong.. Kelly was born in Hong Kong, and graduated at the top of his class.. He was a beloved son and husband, and a new Dad..

Posted by Jesse Stoker Walton on Friday, June 16, 2017

PSR III Robin Van Ness LAPD, Ret. Sgt Mick Rose LAPD, Ret. Sgt Raul Saldana Hermosa Beach PD

Det III Scott Walton LAPD, Lori Tubil LAPES Piper, Det II Kathy Patrash LAPD, PSR III Robin Van Ness LAPD

Roberto “Boom Boom” Lopez LAPES Bass Drummer


 

On June 5th Firefighter Kelly Wong was killed in a training accident.  Laid to rest on June 16th the Pipes and Drums from al Fire California Professional Firefighters, Orange County Fire Authority and Las Vegas Played the Procession.

The Procession began at LA City Hall and escorted Kelly atop LA City Fire truck to the Los Angeles Cathedral.  RIP Firefighter Kelly.


 

50 GIG CITATION

Our bass drummer, Roberto Lopez, earned his fifty gig ribbon in a record time. Thank you Roberto for your dedication and hard work in supporting law enforcement and the Band by performing at these events. Left to right: Band President Michael Apodaca, Roberto Lopez, Pipe Major Scott Walton.

 

 

 

 


LASO Award Dinner

On Saturday, June 3rd, the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff’s (ALADS) held their awards banquet dinner. The dinner honors those sheriff’s for their bravery in service and their commitment to community service and leadership. The Band was honored to perform at the opening ceremony.

 

 


PURPLE HEART 48 YEARS LATE

In 1969, David Stull was wounded by shrapnel embedded in his right arm while serving in Viet Nam. Due to errors in paperwork, David was never awarded his Purple Heart. On Wednesday, May 31st, forty-eight years later David was finally awarded the Purple Heart. A solo piper from the Band was honored to perform at Stull’s Purple Heart ceremony.

http://www.vcstar.com/…/david-stull-receives-his…/102374604/

 


MEMORIAL DAY 2017

The Band did three gigs today

  1. 3/5 Marine Run
  2. Orange County Veterans Park
  3. South Bay Memorial Day Honors

A rose is then placed on the brick baring their name on the Walk of Honor.

The Band was honored to play at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Veterans Park in Yorba Linda.  At the conclusion of the ceremony, the names of the servicemen and women from Orange County who were killed in defense of the country are read.

MEMORIAL DAY 2017

The Band did three gigs today

  1. 3/5 Marine Run
  2. Orange County Veterans Park
  3. South Bay Memorial Day Honors

A rose is then placed on the brick baring their name on the Walk of Honor.

The Band was honored to play at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Veterans Park in Yorba Linda.  At the conclusion of the ceremony, the names of the servicemen and women from Orange County who were killed in defense of the country are read.

 

 


LAPD Police Officer Joshua Cullins killed by road side bomb

The LAPES Pipe and Drum Band would like to extend their condolences to the family and friends of LAPD Officer and United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Joshua Cullins. Joshua was activated and serving in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan. On October 18, 2010 Joshua was killed by a road side bomb.

 

 

In August, 2010 SSG Cullins was injured by a bomb blast while serving on the same deployment in Afghanistan. He recovered from his injuries. His extended family from LAPD made these two videos to wish him a speedy recovery and his return back to LAPD.