MEDIA ADVISORY – The 2023 Orange County Crime Victims’ Ceremony Elevate, Engage, Effect Change


Date: April 21, 2023


Kimberly Edds

Director of Public Affairs

Office: 714-347-8405, Cell: 714-504-1917

The 2023 Orange County Crime Victims’ Ceremony

Elevate, Engage, Effect Change

The 2023 Orange County Crime Victims’ Ceremony, held as a part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, is an opportunity to honor victims and listen to survivors tell their stories of how they are moving forward and reshaping their lives – and how the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, alongside our law enforcement partners and victims, continues to fight for victims’ rights.

Monday, April 24, 2023, at 10 a.m.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office Courtyard

300 N Flower St, Santa Ana, CA 92703

This year’s program will honor parents who have lost their children to fentanyl poisonings and their efforts to try to force the state Legislature to hold drug dealers accountable for these murders as well as law enforcement officers who became the targets of violence while performing their jobs, including a Brea officer who fought for his life after pulling over a wanted felon on a traffic stop. The suspect tried to rip the officer’s holster off his gun belt, grabbed his taser, and begged his girlfriend to grab the officer’s gun and shoot him. The other featured law enforcement speaker is an Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy who was hit and dragged under the car of a drunk driver in the city of Yorba Linda.

Facebook Live Stream will be available at

Media interviews can be arranged immediately following the ceremony.

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