9-11 Letter

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So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from each of the various emergency services - they reac...
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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

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In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job.   This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals,...
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55th National Police Week

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May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice.   In the years and decades to ...
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Monterey County Businesses we need your help

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Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the Monterey County DSA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate By Click...
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The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was accepted by the MCDSA membership and Board of Supervisors.

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Dave Cariaga retires again.

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The DSA Board changes for 2017

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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

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We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help. At the time you receive this letter there have been 138 line of duty deaths of Law Enforcement officers across the US, and officer's killed by gun fire is up 72% from last year. ...
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DSA Code Red Foundation Fundraiser

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Please join the DSA Saturday August 6th from 4pm - 9pm for a Code Red Foundation Fundraiser Hosted at: Cabrera Ranch 71 Hebert Road Salinas, Ca 93907 Hosted Bar 4pm-5pm $50 in advance $65 at the door Ticket Purchase Will include: Lunch Wine Tasting Tequila Tasting Raffle Prizes Also a Live Auction and Silent Auction 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible   If interested in buying tickets. Please contact DSA President Dan Mitchell 831-402-3190 or email
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Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. announces we are expanding their Southern California Presence

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Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. is pleased to announce that Howard A. Liberman has joined the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice, as the Los Angeles Office Managing Attorney. Howard has been practicing law since 1992 and began his legal career in the United States Navy as a member of the Judge advocate General’s Corps.  He served on active duty for five years as a defense attorney, prosecutor and Assistant Staff Judge Advocate to the two-star admiral.  Howard affiliated with the Navy Reser...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

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Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us.  National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our fam...
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Calling all Local Businesses

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Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing small about these facts. That is why we recognize a...
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.    In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the media’s attention, understandably. However, it is imp...
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You're Invited to a Special Fundraiser Dinner

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Please join the MOCODSA in support of Scott Davis for Salinas City Council, District 1 at a special Fundraiser Dinner on April 7th, 2016. Download the Flyer for more information and be sure to RSVP with your meal preference.      
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#GivingTuesday

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December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. This is the time of year when we think about all that we are thankful for this holiday season. We are thankful for each and every person out there backing the Monterey County DSA. Throughout the year we work hard to give back to our local community in many ways. To view the organizations we sponsor and how we give back visit our "Charities We Support" page. If you would like to show your support, please visit the donate section of o...
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Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

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When you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind?  Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers?  It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room."   Today, the n...
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San Jose Police Department Officer Fatally Wounded

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Officer Michael Johnson, a 14-year veteran San Jose police officer, was killed Tuesday while responding to an armed suicidal man. We send our heartfelt condolences to the San Jose Police Department and to Officer Johnson's family and friends. Tragedies like this not only affect the San Jose Police Department and the community it serves, but also the many members of law enforcement nationwide. With our deepest sympathy, The Monterey County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
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An Open Letter to the Residents of San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland

As the presidents of the three largest police unions in the Bay Area of California, our overriding responsibility is to ensure that each and every police officer we represent makes it home to his or her family after every shift. Police officers must swear to uphold our constitution and we also take seriously our responsibility to protect the First Amendment rights of the public we serve. Unfortunately, recent events threaten to bring these two great responsibilities into conflict. Our members an...
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Our Annual Fundraising Drive is underway!

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The Monterey County Deputy Sheriffs' Association has launched it's annual 2015 Fundraising Campaign!  Please support our officers, assist the families of fallen officers, and our community by supporting the MOCODSA.  Please click the “ Donate ” tab above to show your support! This Direct Mail program will be mailed to most residences throughout our jurisdiction. This is an official and authorized program being conducted exclusively by the Monterey County Deputy Sheriffs' Association….
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Sgt: 6 Minutes of brilliance

Watch this Harvard commencement speech by Jon Murad, a sergeant with the NYPD. He was better than Oprah – the keynote speaker at the Harvard graduation 2013. Jon is now assigned to NYPD Headquarters – 1 Police Plaza, NYC. Cops have to get out there and give similar speeches in every forum possible. Best possible PR for the profession.
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Law Enforcement History

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The first modern police department was established in Boston in 1838 followed by the New York's department in 1845. Police were not respected by their communities since corruption was continually rampant. In the 1920's, the invention of the telephone transformed policing to answer calls for service along with the help of the police car and two-way radio. Police began to adopt new technologies with an emphasis on training, professionalizing the job. Police began to rotate officers from community ...
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Bernal For Sheriff 2014

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Watch this video to learn why the Monterey County Deputy Sheriff's Association endorses Steve Bernal for Sheriff 2014.  
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DSA Endorses Steve Bernal for Sheriff

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Monterey County Deputy Sheriff Association (DSA) Endorsement for Sheriff The Monterey County DSA is proud to announce its endorsement of Steve Bernal for Sheriff of Monterey County. July 18, 2014. The Monterey County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (DSA) has concluded its endorsement process where 181 members cast their vote for who they believe will offer the citizens and public safety personnel of Monterey County the ethical, legal, and professional leadership and service it greatly needs. The re...
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DSA Donates $1000 to Everett Alvarez Senior Trip

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The Monterey County DSA is gladly donating $1,000 to the Everett Alvarez Sober Grad Night. It is unfortunate circumstances like these happen, but it is a great to see the community rally in support of this cause. Sober Grad Night is a tradition carried on by many High Schools throughout our community, in an attempt to give an alternative to drinking and partying for graduating seniors. The DSA is proud to continue its leadership role throughout all communities in the County of Monterey. Congratu...
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Monterey County Sheriff's race: Miller, Bernal, Richards, Garcia

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Miller's three challengers say morale in the department is low and fighting agricultural crime should be a top priority, but that’s where the trio's similarities end. Mike Richards fired Mike Richards rose through the ranks from deputy to commander and spent more than 22 years with the Monterey County Sheriff's Office before he was fired shortly after Miller was elected.  "Scott Miller had a plan to restructure the sheriff's office. Clearly I and several others were not part of that plan,” ...
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Run to Remember








Good Times – GREAT Cause!!   Helicopter lands at 10:30 – Clowns & Face Painting for the kids!! – Tactical Vehicle tours – OUTBACK BBQ!!!               Law Enforcement Memorial Week is fast approaching (May 11-17, 2014). Please forward this email to your entire family and organization and join us at Shadow Cliff’s Regional Park in Pleasanton on Saturday, May 10, 2014 for the CPOA “Run To Remember” in support of our fallen officer families.   J...
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Monterey County Sheriff unveils new crime fighting weapon

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The Monterey County Sheriff's Department returns to the skies on Friday when it unveils its newest crime fighting tool: a Cessna 206 airplane. The plane cost $156,000, has $100,000 worth of equipment inside and is being paid for by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. "It's like having a cop car in the sky," Monterey Peninsula Foundation CEO Steve John said. The plane will be operated by the Sheriff's volunteer aero-squadron. It helps the department return to the skies after having an on-again, of...
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Sheriff Endorsement Voting Results

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March 19, 2014 . It is the position of the Deputy Sheriff's Association (DSA) to endorse a candidate who received a majority of the votes cast. A majority is defined as more than 50% of the votes cast. A plurality is when there is less than 50% but a candidate receives more votes than the others. Because no candidate received a majority of the votes cast, the DSA will not officially endorse any one candidate until after the primary election. At which time, the endorsement process will be revisit...
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Domestic Violence

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You can feel so vulnerable during domestic violence situations. Here are some protection tips for you at home while you are still with your abuser, in your car, and with your cell phone. I am also including tips regarding your finances, belongings, and reputation to help you feel more in control. Abuser's want total control over you. If they can't have you, they may try to destroy you in every way possible, or take your life. These protection tips are to help you get through this difficult seaso...
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The San Mateo County Code 30 Foundation is doing an exciting San Francisco 49er ticket raffle.

The San Mateo County Code 30 Foundation is doing an exciting San Francisco 49er ticket raffle. The grand prize is two seats, CLUB LEVEL approximately the 30 yard line, row 10 to the new 49er stadium in Santa Clara. The winner takes the ENTIRE SEASON . To sit in these seats next year it would cost you $46,500.00. As you look at the attached flyer, the actual location of the tickets are noted with an "x". In addition to the Grand Prize, here is a list of some of the other prizes: (4) VIP tickets t...
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What Is MDMA? (aka Ecstasy or Molly)

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What Is MDMA? (aka Ecstasy or Molly) "Ecstasy" and "Molly" are slang terms for MDMA, short for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a name that's nearly as long as the all-night parties where MDMA is often used. That's why MDMA has been called a "club drug." It has effects similar to those of other stimulants, and it often makes the person feel like everyone is his or her friend, even when that's not the case. MDMA is man-made—it doesn't come from a plant like marijuana or tobacco do. Other chemic...
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"The Policeman"

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Dear Supporters of the MCDSA, We encourage you to take a moment to view one of our favorite voice narrations below, by Paul Harvey, "The Policeman" depicting the internal as well as external struggles of living life "on duty". Please go to our Facebook page to show your support by liking our page. Here you will be able to stay informed on all the going on within our community. MCDSA Facebook. Thank You again for your support! The Monterey County Deputy Sheriffs' Association
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2013.10.03 Press Release

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Contact: Scott Davis DSA President Phone: (831) 402-4385 Email: DSADavis@yahoo.com Press Release     Monterey County Deputy Sheriff Association (MCDSA) and a coalition of law enforcement associations endorse YES on Measure K The Monterey County DSA is pleased to announce that the Seaside Police Officers Association (POA), Salinas POA, Monterey County Probation Officers Association, Pacific Grove POA all endorse YES on Measure K. October 3, 2013. The Monterey County DSA is pleased to an...
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San Jose Sharks - Law Enforcement Night (11/02)

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Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. Furthermore, C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors. Proceeds from ticket purchases (in part) go to supporting the NorCal C....
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Fund Established For Fallen Santa Cruz Officers

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Central Coast News and the Santa Cruz Police Officer's Association has partnered to set up a memorial fund at Bay Federal Credit Union to support the families of Elizabeth Butler and Loran "Butch" Baker, the two Santa Cruz Police Detectives who were killed in the line of duty Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. Donations of any amount can be made at any Bay Federal Credit Union branch or mailed to 3333 Clares Street, Capitola, CA 95010. Checks should be made payable to the Santa Cruz Police Officer's ...
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Funeral For Sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay Is Today In NW San Bernardino

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The funeral service for San Bernardino County sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay, slain last week in a final confrontation with fugitive multimurder suspect and ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, is today in northwest San Bernardino. The service is planned to begin at 11 a.m. Thursday Feb. 21 at the San Manuel Amphitheatre, 2575 Glen Helen Parkway. The procession beforehand, which will include hundreds of law enforcement, fire, and other public safety vehicles, is expected to take more than on...
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In Memory of Riverside Police Departments Officer Michael Crain

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The Monterey County Deputy Sheriffs' Association expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Officer Michael Crain of the Riverside Police Department. God Speed Officer Crain. Officer Michael Crain Biography Born: April 9, 1978 Hire Date: August 24, 2001 - End of Watch: February 7, 2013 Officer Michael Crain was born in Anaheim, California to Stephen and Cindy Crain on April 9, 1978. He was the oldest of three children and had a brother, Jason, and sister, Leslie. He was raised in the Riv...
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Triple Homicide - Still At Large - WANTED

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The members of the Monterey County Deputy Sheriffs' Association send our thoughts and prayers to the injured and fallen officers. Condolences to all involved in theses senseless murders, as well as their loved ones, friends and family. We pray for a speedy recovery for all injured. May the fallen brother of the Riverside Police Department rest in peace and God Speed on the recovery of his partner, who was injured. Anyone encountering Dorner should consider him "armed and extremely dangerous" and...
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2012.12.12 Press Release

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Press Release Monterey County Deputy Sheriff Association (DSA). Expresses extreme disappointment in Alisal Union School District Board of Trustees decision. December 12, 2012. The Monterey County Deputy Sheriff's Association would like to express extreme disappointment in the Alisal Union School District Board of Trustees decision to approve the name "Tiburcio Vasquez" for the new elementary school at 1300 Tuscany Blvd, Salinas. Gang violence is not isolated to the City of Salinas but rather it'...
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Holiday Safety Tips

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HOLIDAY CRIME TIPS During the holidays, we can easily be a target for crime as we become distracted with the stresses and obligations that often accompany holiday preparations. While we want to enjoy the celebration of the season, we also want to be mindful of the safety and security of our property and ourselves. Below is a list of safety tips that can help reduce your chances of becoming a holiday crime statistic. VACATION HOLIDAYS AWAY FROM HOME: • Lights and timers - change light bulbs just ...
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Halloween Safety Tips

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Halloween Safety Tips Halloween has been celebrated on October 31st in the United States since the early 1800's and is traditionally a family-oriented holiday when children get to dress up and enjoy candy and other treats. In order to enjoy this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, we have provided the following safety tips for children and parents: 1. Children should trick-or-treat during daylight hours. 2. Children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween. 3. Children should n...
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Crime Prevention Safety Tips

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Simple Crime Prevention: Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone.  -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else. Do not give thieves the opportunity. Put valuables in the trunk or cover them so they are not...
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Computer and Internet Safety

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Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others. Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target: Do not share things such as email addresses, usernames and passwords. Do not ...
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