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SPOTLIGHT ON HOLLYWOOD


A AHollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

Hollywood named one of the country's 10 'Best Summer Weekend Escapes'

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Keeping Our Drinking Water Safe: Backflow and Cross-Connection Control Program

   HOLLYWOOD - The City of Hollywood provides water service to more than 140,000 permanent residents and tens of thousands of seasonal residents and visitors each year. More than seven billion gallons of drinking water is produced for customers annually. The quality of Hollywood’s drinking water has earned the City numerous honors and awards for excellence.
    Each year, through the Backflow and Cross-Connection Control Program, commercial and multifamily property owners are responsible for certifying their water lines do not contain backflow or cross-connection contamination hazards. The yearly certification is meant to help protect the public drinking water supply. Private homeowners do not need to certify their property.
    The Backflow and Cross-Connection Control Program is one of the steps mandated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and implemented through the Department of Health.
   The City of Hollywood Department of Public Utilities is currently conducting field verification of backflow prevention assemblies at commercial properties in Hollywood. Notifications were sent to commercial property owners this spring providing information on this annual requirement and the steps they need to take to ensure the proper backflow prevention assembly device is in place and functioning properly as part of their plumbing system.
   Commercial property owners who received a notification are asked to contact the City of Hollywood’s Chief Plumbing Inspector Alan Corriveau at 954.921.3335 or by email at acorriveau@hollywoodfl.org to ensure they meet the requirements and their water service is uninterrupted.  No action is required of private homeowners.

    For additional information on the Backflow and Cross-Connection Control Program please contact the Department of Public Utilities at 954.921.3335.


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City of Hollywood Police Memorial Dedication
The Hollywood Police Department will dedicate a new police memorial to the six courageous officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty since the City’s founding in 1926.  The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Hollywood Police Department at 3250 Hollywood Boulevard.
The Hollywood Police Memorial features six Officer Podiums to individually honor each fallen officer.  Installed in each officer’s podium is a photo along with a plaque with silver-colored raised lettering, a silver-colored badge and a silver-colored patch. There is also a Main Podium adorned with an aluminum plaque that matches each officer’s plaque.
The six officers whose 
service and sacrifice are 
honored by the memorial include:
Officer Owen Coleman (09-1925 to 01-25-1926) was one of the first men hired when the newly formed City was establishing the police department.  Officer Coleman was killed in a shootout in Davie in January of 1926.  Most news accounts of his death were destroyed in the hurricane of 1926. In the early 1990s, an historian of South Florida Police Officers killed in the line of duty discovered records of his death.  Officer Henry T. Minard (9-6-1971 to 11-18-1972) was killed in the line of duty on November 18, 1972.  Officer Minard was answering a silent holdup alarm at a jewelry store and interrupted a robbery in progress.  He was fatally shot by the robber. 
Officer Byron W. Riley (10-11-1971 to 8-30-1973) and Phillip C. Yourman (10-11-1971 to 8-30-1973) began a pursuit of a strong-arm robbery suspect vehicle.  As they sped through a quiet residential neighborhood, the police vehicle struck a tree and they both were fatally injured. 
Officer Frankie Shivers (12-20-1981 to 9-6-1982) lost her life while responding as a back-up to a car accident. This bizarre incident began with a traffic stop by another officer, John Lunney.  While writing the citation, another car slammed into Lunney's police cruiser, hurling him onto the roof of the vehicle he had stopped. The vehicle causing the crash burst into and Officer Shivers attempted to rescue the woman in the burning vehicle. The female driver grabbed Officer Shivers, revolver and shot her several times. 
Officer Alex Del Rio (4-12-99 to 2-22-08) is the City of Hollywood’s most recent fallen officer.  Officer Del Rio was conducting traffic enforcement on Sheridan Street on the evening of February 22, 2008.  In an attempt to stop a speeding motorist, he was involved in a motor vehicle crash and lost his life.
For more information, please call the Hollywood Police Department, 954.967.4371.