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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, July 18, 2016

Lompoc Police Officer Travels to Dallas to Support His “Brother”

Lompoc Police Officer to attend memorial service with his close friend, a Dallas police officer and Lompoc native

LOMPOC, CA, July 13, 2016 – Lompoc native and Dallas police Officer Kevin Pfister will have the support of his brother in not only law enforcement, but life, beside him Thursday as he attends a memorial service for one of the fallen officers in Texas.

Lompoc Police Department Officer David Kulp, Pfister’s long-time best friend, traveled to Dallas Wednesday to represent the Lompoc Police Department and support Pfister. Lompoc police Chief Pat Walsh authorized Kulp to travel to Dallas for the memorial service of Pfister’s colleague Dallas police Sgt. Michael Smith, which Kulp will attend Thursday in uniform along with Pfister.

The Lompoc Police Officers Association contributed funds towards Kulp’s trip.

Pfister and Kulp grew up like brothers in Lompoc, and played football together at Cabrillo High School. After high school, Pfister joined the Marines and Kulp attended college. Ultimately, both men pursued careers in law enforcement.

Kulp and Pfister remain close, despite the physical distance between them. Kevin Pfister’s mom, Barbara Pfister, said her son will appreciate having his friend with him during this difficult time.

“I know this is just what Kevin needs, his brother there for support,” Barbara Pfister added.

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