Retired LAPD Reserve Officer Michael Sellars showing his mom the shadowbox of his 26 years of service. Thank you, Officer Johnny Gil.
LAPD Reserve Officer Dimitrius “Jim” Tsarofski, pictured here with Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala, has retired after 21 years of service. He continues serving as a captain in LAFD. Jim writes: “I am a proud Los Angeles police officer and Los Angeles city firefighter. I played for the Rams back in 1984. My life has been loaded with nothing but great teams. I have met many great police officers and firefighters in the time I proudly served both departments. It was a difficult decision to retire my police badge. I will cherish the memories on Patrol for the rest of my life. I want to wish my brothers and sisters on the LAPD reserve team best wishes always. Be safe out there — I’ll miss all of you.”
Fred Roa and Bert Szathmary have retired after 30 and 37 years of service, respectively. The partners worked reserve recruitment, mentoring candidates.
Jim Tsarofski with his partner, retired Reserve Officer Joe Fazekas, HWD Patrol