A Salute to American Heroes — 2010

Cops 4 Causes, in association with LAPD Metropolitan Division
and Los Angeles Police Protective League, presented

A Salute to American Heroes — 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 8 P.M.
Laugh Factory – Long Beach
151 S. Pine Ave, Long Beach, Ca. 90802

Featuring: Comedians Bret Ernst, Aries Spears, Bryan Callen, Tommy Davidson and Emcee Frazer Smith.

Cops 4 Causes, LAPD Metropolitan Division and the Los Angeles Police Protective League celebrated the lives of two American Heroes.Robert J. Cottle, an LAPD SWAT officer and a Sergeant Major with the United States Marine Corps, and Marine Lance Corporal Rick J. Centanni were both killed while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.

Police Officer Cottle is the first LAPD officer to be killed in the Iraq/Afghanistan wars. Rick J. Centanni was a young Marine who aspired to follow in the footsteps of his father, Santa Ana Police Department Sergeant Jon Centanni.


Marines Cottle and Centanni


Donate to the Robert J. Cottle Returning Heroes Veterans Fund

Donate to the Rick J. Centanni Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund


Donate to Project 12 — 9% of Project 12 funds will go to the Cottle and Centanni funds

Both Marines were assigned to the 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, out of Camp Pendleton, CA. They were deployed in the southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

All active and former members of law enforcement and the military along with supporters and the public were invited to join Cops 4 Causes for a night of comedy, remembrance, and giving at the Laugh Factory, Long Beach.

All proceeds from the tribute to Robert Cottle and Rick Centanni were presented to the newly-renamed Robert J. Cottle Returning Veterans Fund and the Rick J. Centanni Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund.

Also on this special night of comedy, funds raised from previous events were presented to:

  • Los Angeles Police Department’s Military Liaison Unit
  • Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Military Activation Committee (MAC)
  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles


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