Members of the LA Fire Department, Police Department and California Highway Patrol lit up Hollywood for Tom's annual 10-4 Day Parade on Monday. The group caravaned up Hollywood Boulevard in vintage police cars to salute Los Angeles public safety personnel. Special guests included radio host KRTH’s Shotgun Tom Kelly and actor Larry Wilcox, co-star of the late 70s TV show, "CHiPs."
“The parade is intended to be fun, but it does carry a serious message. Let’s appreciate our public safety officers and all they do to protect and serve the public,” said Councilmember LaBonge.
The group paid homage to beloved television cop, Broderick Crawford, with a brief ceremony at his Walk of Fame star. The actor played CHP Chief Dan Mathews in the popular series Highway Patrol from 1955-59.
This year’s event was dedicated to Art Gilmore who was the narrator of all 156 episodes of Highway Patrol. He passed away Saturday, September 25, at the age of 98. Gilmore was a broadcast professional and actor since the 1930’s and became known as Hollywood’s number one pitchman. He was remembered as a great Angeleno who will be deeply missed by his fans worldwide.