LAPD Honors Officers Who Didn’t Use Deadly Force, Much to the Police Union’s Dismay – Hit & Run : Reason.com

The LAPD bestowed its newly created “Preservation of Life Award” — recognizing officers who take exceptional care to successfully de-escalate dangerous situations and avoid using deadly force — on 25 officers at its annual “Above and Beyond” gala last Thursday night.

The LAPD bestowed its newly created “Preservation of Life Award” — recognizing officers who take exceptional care to successfully de-escalate dangerous situations and avoid using deadly force — on 25 officers at its annual “Above and Beyond” gala last Thursday night. The new honor is considered to be at the same level of prestige as the department’s highest honor — the Medal of Valor.

One of the honorees, Officer Danielle Lopez, confronted a man who she believed was pointing an assault rifle at passing cars. Lopez and her partner were able to convince the man to drop his gun and arrest him without violence. It turns out the gun was fake.

Another recipient of the Preservation of Life medal, Officer Ericandrew Avendano, encountered an ax-wielding man he suspected was suffering from mental illness or was high on drugs. Avendano spoke with the man and contained the situation peacefully before backup arrived to assist in subduing the man without shooting him.

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