California Police Chief- Fall 2013 - Page 18

CPCA P Wrap Up olice chiefs from all over the state gathered April 9-13, 2017 in Monterey, CA for the 40th Annual CPCA Training Symposium. The Training Symposium kicked off on Monday, April 10th, with the opening ceremonies where Attorney General Xavier Becerra spoke. This was followed by an especially moving fallen officer ceremony, honoring the ten fallen officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2016. Deputy Scott Ballantyne, Officer Nathan Taylor, Officer Michael Katherman, Officer Jonathan De Guzman, Sergeant Steve Owen, Officer Lesley Zerebny, Officer Jose Gilbert Vega, Deputy Jack Hopkins, Sergeant Alfonzo Lopez, and Deputy Dennis Wallace. The Huntington Beach Police Department was honored as the recipient of the James Q. Wilson Award at the President’s Luncheon. 18 California Police Chief | Tuesday morning was jammed packed with training on subject matters ranging from Crisis Management and Stewardship of a Black Police Chief, to Psychological Fitness for law enforcement officers. Tuesday afternoon was spent in the trade show which housed over 110 vendors. Wednesday’s inspirational breakfast featured Major DJ Skelton, U.S. Army. DJ was severely wounded in November 2004, while leading a rifle infantry platoon in Charlie Company, 1-5 IN BN, 1st BDE of the 25th ID in close combat in Fallujah, Iraq. After six years of continual surgeries, rehab and recovery, DJ returned to the Infantry, completed the Infantry Captains Career Course at Ft. Benning, GA, was assigned to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment (CR) in Vilseck, Germany, and deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 as the Commander of Comanche Troop, 1st Squadron,