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The 28th Annual Respect For Law Dinner was held Saturday, March 25

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The 28th Annual John S. Ward Respect For Law Recognition Dinner was held on Saturday, March 25, at the Kerr McGee Center.  This year, officers from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO), Ridgecrest Police Department (RPD), China Lake Police Department (CLPD),  Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), and the California Highway Patrol(CHP) were honored.  Pictured Left to Right are NCIS Special Agent Jimmy Song, CHP officer Austin Simmons, KCSO Dept. Ryan Baker, RPD Officer Jeremiah Lloyd, and CLPD Officer Randy King. The event was sponsored by the Rotary Club of China Lake, Kiwanis Club of Ridgecrest, Ridgecrest Lions Club, Women’s Center—High Desert, Inc., Ridgecrest Elks Lodge, Knights of Columbus, Operation Family Fund, AltaOne Federal Credit Union, American Legion #684, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and HerBotanical Bakery.