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HAPCOA Presents NLEOMF Memorial Tribute to Sgt VANN

April 1, 2014

(San Antonio)  Members of the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA), National Board of Directors and members of the San Antonio Chapter, presented Sgt Yvonne Vann, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, with copies of a National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) video tribute created in memory of her late husband Sgt Kenneth Vann, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office who was killed in the line of duty in 2011.  This is the first video tribute project that HAPCOA has participated in with more to follow.  Sgt Kenneth Vann was awarded the 2011 HAPCOA Medal of Valor – posthumously.

Presenting the NLEOMF Video Tribute to Sgt Yvonne Vann, HAPCOA members:  Javier Pena, Pete Perez, Xavier Morales, Paul Chapa, Yvonne Vann, Angel Vasquez, Jr., Amadeo Ortiz, Tony Chapa and Albert Mireles.

Presenting the NLEOMF video tribute included HAPCOA Board Members:  Xavier Morales, National President; Anthony Chapa, Executive Director; Paul Chapa, Immediate Past President; and Javier Pena, Director Emeritus. Also present were San Antonio Chapter members: Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz (retired), Assistant Chief Pete Perez (Trinity University), Angel Vasquez, Jr (TDCJ Parole Division-retired), and Albert Mireles (VFW, Post 76 Commander). The presentation was made at the VFW Post 76, San Antonio, TX.

This video tribute is part of the NLEOMF Recorded Memorial Tribute Program (  A team of professional researchers, scriptwriters, voice actors and recording engineers developed these tributes.  Each tribute is professionally produced to honor and celebrate the lives of fallen heroes whose service and sacrifice is honored at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.

Soon the Video Tribute created in the memory of Sgt Kenneth VANN will appear on the NLEMOF web page:

HAPCOA wishes to support additional video tribute projects with the support of the communities it serves nationwide. HAPCOA is a proud sponsor of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund video tribute program

For additional information contact:  Tony Chapa, Executive Director, HAPCOA, 202 664-4461.

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