On Friday June 14, 2018, a committee of dedicated SDPD employees,
led by Officer Kevin Vasquez and Officer Marlo Woods,
and supported by the San Diego Black Police Officers Association,
honored a number of pioneering black officers
Assistant Chief of Police Rulette Armstead
Detective Shirley Black
Captain Harold Cox
Officer Helga Johnson
PEO Supervisor Kim Lomack-George
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday
that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas,
and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans
throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States.
Its name is a portmanteau of "June" and "nineteenth", the date of its celebration.
Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in forty-five states.
A'Kilah Coston John Gonzalez Nasira Johnson Sherika Moore
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING
Ben Kelso Kristin Robinson