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Anaheim Police Department to Partner with Make-A-Wish to See Anaheim Boy’s Dream Come
ANAHEIM, CA - (September 26, 2013) - On Monday, September 30, 2013, Interim Police Chief Raul Quezada, the Anaheim Police Department and Make-A-Wish will partner to make a young Anaheim boy’s dream of being a crime fighter come true. "Alex" is 7 years-old and is battling Leukemia. He loves all things Batman. He can often be found watching Batman programs or playing his Batman video games. It is this love for Batman that sparked his desire to be superhero.

On September 30, 2013, "Alex" will spend the day as Robin fighting crime with the Anaheim Police Department and Batman. The events of the day will include:

10:25AM – 10:45AM – "Swear-in" / Anaheim Police Department / 425 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, 92805
11:15AM – 11:35AM – "Crooked Cowboy" arrest / Knott’s Berry Farm / 8039 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, 90620
11:50AM – 12:10PM – "Pillaging Pirates" arrest / Pirates Dinner Adventure / 7600 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, 90620
1:30PM – 1:35PM – "To the Batmobile" / Angels Stadium of Anaheim / 2000 E. Gene Autry Way Anaheim, 92806
2:30PM – 3:00PM – "Hero’s Welcome" / Anaheim Police Department / 425 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, 92805
3:00PM – 4:30PM – "Wish Party" / Anaheim Police Department / 425 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, 92805

Media is invited to attend portions or all of the day’s events. Both Knott’s Berry Farm and Pirates Dinner Adventure have consented to media coverage for this event.

Those members of the media wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP by calling Anaheim Police Department Spokesman, Sgt. Bob Dunn at 714-497-6330. Sarah Pizzaruso from Make-A-Wish will be on hand to speak on their behalf. She can be reached at 213-446-4675.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM – The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 343,000 residents and more than 2,950 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.5 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team, and the Professional Arena Soccer League Anaheim Bolts. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.

ABOUT ANAHEIM POLICE DEPARTMENT The Anaheim Police Department provides a full-time Public Information Officer (PIO) to coordinate the release of information to the public via the media. It is our goal to provide prompt and accurate release of information. Media inquiries should be directed to Sergeant Bob Dunn at (714) 765-1521 or via email at Rdunn@anaheim.net.


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