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Latinos Lead Federal Law Enforcement Agencies in Los Angeles in 2012

February 26, 2019

HAPCOA Salutes Jesus “Chuy” Rangel on having his art piece entitled Los Chingónes de Califas” being selected to be made part of the permanent collection at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum in Albuquerque, NM.  

The art piece noted below is a rendition of a historic meeting of the 7 heads of the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies in Los Angeles back in 2012.  Not before or since have all the leaders of the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies in Los Angeles been Hispanic and all proud members of HAPCOA. 

Pictured in this painting are Richard Garcia (retired Assistant Director of FBI Los Angeles Division),  seated: John Torres (retired then Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Los Angeles), Adam Torres (retired then US Marshal), Jorge Urquijo (retired Special Agent in Charge of the EPA CID Los Angeles), Tony Chapa (retired then Special Agent in Charge of the US Secret Service Los Angeles Field Office), one knee, Stephen Delgado (retired then Special Agent in Charge Los Angeles Field Division) and Oscar Villanueva (then Inspector in Charge of the US Postal Inspection Service Los Angeles Field Office).  The back drop for this picture is the Alamo village at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.  The costumes were provided by friends at Sony Pictures.

An upcoming art show at the National Cultural Center Art Museum, entitled “Que Chola”, will include the art work of 29 Latino artists to include ‘Chuy’.  If you are in the area you are invited to attend the opening reception which will be held on Friday, March 8th from 6pm – 9pm and its free to the public.  The exhibit runs from March 8 through August 4, 2019.

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