Office of Assemblyman Paul Krekorian
Jeremy Oberstein | Press Secretary
300 E. Magnolia Blvd., Suite 504
Burbank, CA 91502-1145
Tel: 818-558-3043
Cell: 323-632-2492

August 31, 2009

Assistant Majority Leader Paul Krekorian Honors Firefighters
Does so as Golden Shield Act nears passage

SACRAMENTO - Assistant Majority Leader Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) issued
following statement Monday on the death of two Los Angeles County
Firefighters, who lost their lives battling the Southern California

`As the dangerous wildfires continue to batter Southern California, I extend
my deep condolences to the families of Captain Tedmund Hall and firefighter
Specialist Arnaldo Quinones, who paid the ultimate price last night while
protecting Southern California from disaster. Captain Hall and Specialist
Quinones exemplify the selflessness embodied in the nearly 3,000
firefighters from Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale and across California who
courageously work around the clock to limit loss of life and property.'

Krekorian is the author of the Golden Shield Act, legislation that honors
public safety officers who have been killed in the line of duty. The
legislation, AB 671, passed the Senate Committee on Appropriations August 17
and is headed to a vote on the Senate floor Wednesday. The Assembly plans to
officially honor the fallen firefighters at the end of session today.

Assemblymember Paul Krekorian represents the cities of Burbank and
Glendale, and the Los Angeles communities of Atwater Village, Los Feliz,
North Hollywood, Silver Lake, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen and Van Nuys. His
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