A parade of vintage police cars and famous cars from law enforcement movies and television shows will take place on Monday in Hollywood. The purpose of this parade is to increase awareness of public safety officers.
The Daily News reports that the parade starts at 11:30 a.m. at 1355 N. Cahuenga Blvd at the Los Angeles Fire Museum, and will conclude about fifteen minutes later at Broderick Crawford’s Walk of Fame star at 6901 Hollywood Blvd.
A ceremony will follow the parade at Crawford’s star. The location was chosen because of his starring role in the television series “Highway Patrol” from 1955-1959.
Scheduled speakers for the ceremony include Larry Wilcox, star of the 1977-83 NBC series "CHiPS," Councilman Tom LaBonge, KRTH-FM (101.1) disc jockey 'Shotgun' Tom Kelly, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department and California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies.
LaBonge said "this parade is intended to be fun but carry a serious message too to heighten awareness of our public safety officers and all they do to protect and serve the public."
The parade is also serving as a fundraising event for 11-99 Foundation, which provides support and benefits to the California Highway Patrol employees and their families.
The events are occurring today because today’s calendar date, 10-4, is the law enforcement message for confirming a received message.