LAPD Commander Patrick Gannon

UPDATE-- Patrick Gannon is now Deputy Chief Gannon.

 

Los Angeles Police Commander Gannon seemed to be in charge of security at the rally. From what I can tell, the police did a good job at the march. And, by the way, there were no arrests.

 

During an awkward moment, when a moment of silence was called for from the organizers during a 'die-in,' a police all-terrain vehicle started heading out over a foot bridge directly over the demonstration. I watched from below as the commander made sure the unaware police officer driving the the atv stopped immediately.

 

Seems like a little thing, but his example of respect for the protesters gave me immense respect for him and how well he ran his end of things.

 

Thank you, Commander Gannon.

 

Damon

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Taken on October 28, 2007