On Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., the Glendale Police Department will be hosting a fundraiser for a very dedicated and loyal employee, Jorge Acevedo. The fundraiser will take place in the Community Room, located at 131 N. Isabel Street, Glendale.
On the night of Dec. 24, 1999, Jorge was driving near his home in Los Angeles and was struck by gunfire while approaching a stop sign. An off–duty LAPD Sergeant driving in the area came upon Jorge’s car and notified paramedics. Jorge was taken to the hospital in critical condition with severe trauma to his head and brain.
The attempted murder case remains unsolved.
Since this event, Jorge has endured many surgeries and has always maintained a positive attitude. After Jorge’s recovery, he continued his college education at Glendale Community College where he earned his degree.
Jorge Acevedo has been employed with the Glendale Police Department for over 11 years, both as a volunteer and as a part-time employee. His duties have included photography, community outreach, processing pawn shop evidence entries, working the front desk and translating Spanish into English.
“Jorge has been an asset to the police department and a very inspiring individual. He is well known and loved within the Glendale community. We are hoping to raise enough funds to assist Jorge and his family with modifications of his home for better wheel chair access,” said Chief Robert Castro.
Donations can be made out to the Following:
P.O. Box 245
Glendale, CA. 91209