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Sheriff Baca To Attend Annual Long Beach Police Luncheon

By George Economides, Publisher

February 5, 2013 – Is it coincidence or is L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca making an in-your-face statement to Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell?

Today’s printed edition of the Los Angeles Times reported that McDonnell is considering a run at Baca’s long-time reign as the county’s top law enforcement officer. McDonnell, who lives in Long Beach, served as the number-two cop for the City of Los Angeles before accepting the top post in his hometown about two years ago.

The story must have caught Baca’s attention.

About an hour ago, the Business Journal learned that Baca just confirmed he is attending the annual Richard A. Rose Career Achievement Award Luncheon on February 21 in Long Beach presented by the Honorary Members of the Long Beach Police Officers Association.

The guest speaker is L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey. The lunch is honoring Long Beach Police Officer Don Radcliff, a 23-year veteran.

Now the question for the association is, who is sitting at the head table?

If you want to attend, tickets are $30. Call 562/426-1201.