SACRAMENTO - This is not the first time we have shined a spotlight on California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Member and State Parks Ranger Daniel Perata (Los Angeles).
The most recent kudos go to Ranger Perata after receiving a Director's Recognition Award for a Special Act or Service from State Parks Director Lisa Mangat.
Perata received the award for rescuing an Amber-Alert kidnapped child near Hungry Valley State Vehicle Recreation Area in January of last year.
In addition, we featured Ranger Perata when he and fellow rangers were flagged down to help a small boy who was without his parents and hurt. Perata and his partners went the extra mile to help the child and reunite him with his mother.
"Ranger Daniel Perata has demonstrated what's at the heart of public safety," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. "He is there for people in need, and in the process of rescuing the child who had been abducted by a parent, Ranger Perata put himself in harm's way. Congratulations on your award, you are a shining example of the professionalism and public safety efforts of our members, acts they perform day in and day out in California."