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Ian Maier felt the heat against his uniform. Fire and black smoke surrounded him as he reached into the burning car for the trapped woman. He could smell the scent of his singed arm hair.
The Torrance police officer had been on the job just two months.
“I could feel her in my hands that I had her,” Maier recalled. “At that point there is no turning away.”
Maier, assisted by five fellow Torrance officers, managed to extract the driver from her car just before flames engulfed it. Although badly burned, the woman survived.
Maier was honored with a South Bay Medal of Valor for his role in theRead more ...
Mark Matsuda was sworn in as the city’s ninth police chief, receiving his badge from his wife, Kristin, as the couple’s three young daughters looked on.Aptly enough, the Narbonne High School graduate becomes the community’s first Asian-American police chief at a time when that demographic group is growing rapidly in Torrance.
Matsuda, 50, is a longtime South Bay resident who grew up in the unincorporated county strip near Torrance. He replaces Chief John Neu, who retired earlier this year after an eight-year stint in the $251,000-a-year post to care for his seriously ill wife.