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Ride for Relief Press Conference

Advisory 19-040

           Contact:  Officer Doug Greene – 207-7579    Date:  June 19, 2019      Release No:  19-040



Ride for Relief- First Responder PTSD Awareness Press Conference


WHAT: SAPD and SAFD join retired Officer Jeff Sheppard and his Ride for Relief campaign to bring awareness to PTSD and its impact on first responders.


WHEN: FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 at 2:00PM


WHERE: Public Safety Headquarters

                    315 S. Santa Rosa



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