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  • Writer's pictureAnthony Alise

Paragon Systems PSO's Stop Heavily Armed Man from entering Los Angeles Federal Building

Updated: Jul 19, 2021

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — An armed man was caught by Federal Protective Service inspectors as he tried to enter the parking garage of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said.

The incident happened at about 1:30 p.m. at the federal building, 255 E. Temple St. Jim Goodwin with the Federal Protection Service, the uniformed security police division of the Department of Homeland Security, said the man was stopped by officers who saw a firearm inside the vehicle. The United Federation LEOS-PBA under our LEOSU-CA division represents the Paragon Systems Inc Protective Service Officers throughout Los Angeles, California as well as San Diego as well as other parts of the country.

United Federation LEOS-PBA President Charles Chip Strebeck noted " We are very proud of these Paragon Systems Protective Service Officers (PSO's) in stopping this event.. The quick thinking of these Paragon PSO's in detecting what was about to possibly happen based on their observation of this armed man trying to enter the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles prevented another possible mass shooting".

“We are proud to be the representatives these Paragon Los Angeles PSO's as well as more Paragon PSO's then any other union, and offer our full support and commitment to all Paragon PSO’s from our newest division Paragon Security Officers National Union (PSONU) ". We invite you to visit our PSONU website PSONU.ORG

If you are a Paragon System Protective Service Officer and would like to find out more about the benefits of joining Paragon Protective Service Officers National Union (PSONU) please contact us toll free @ 877-60-PSONU (877-607-7668) and a Paragon PSONU organizer will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.

The United Federation LEOS-PBA is made up of several Security & Law Enforcement Unions that have recently merged together. These Unions include:

  • Federal Protective Service Officers Association (FPSOA)

  • Law Enforcement Officers Security & Police Benevolent Association (LEOS-PBA)

  • Law Enforcement Officers Security Unions (LEOSU), (LEOSU-CA), (LEOSU-DC)

  • National Union of Nuclear Security Officers (NUNSO)

  • National Union of Special Police Officers (NUSPO)

  • Paragon Protective Service Officers National Union (PSONU)

  • United Federation of K9 Handlers (UFK9H)

  • United Federation of Special Police & Security Officers (UFSPSO)


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