OUR INSTALLER TERRY CAREFULLY MOVED "SULTAN" FROM HIS FIRST DELIVERY POINT AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO HIS PLACE ATOP HIS CEMENT PEDESTAL. IN THE NEAR FUTURE, SULTANS PEDESTAL WILL BE FACED WITH DECORATIVE BRICK AND STONE. TERRY, WHO MANAGES ALL OF OUR INSTALLATIONS HAS YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN HIS CRAFT.
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THE SCULPTING PHASE - PHOTO TO THE CLAY:
AFTER INPUT FROM JUDY AT THE ASSOCIATION, AND MANY PHOTOS AND MATERIALS FROM RSA AND SULTAN'S HANDLER, OUR SCULPTOR-ARTIST BEGINS WORKING ON "THE CLAY".....THE SCULPTING PROCESS INCLUDES RESEARCH BY OUR SCULPTOR, TO HELP DEFINE DETAILS THAT WILL BRING THE FINISHED PIECE TO LIFE.
ABOVE: CLOSE DETAIL WAS GIVEN TO SULTAN'S "PATINA"... THE PROCESS WHEREBY CHEMICALS ARE APPLIED TO "COLORIZE" THE BRONZE.
ARTIST AND SCULPTOR OF K9 SULTAN:
RON PEKAR, JOINED BY WIFE CAROL, ATTENDED THE DEDICATION. RON IS A NATIONALLY KNOWN ARTIST, SCULPTOR AND CONSULTANT TO THE DISNEY ART STAFF. SOCAL BRONZE CIVITA PARK MILITARY AREA INCLUDES RON'S WORK. RON IS A HIGHLY VALUED MEMBER OF OUR SOCAL BRONZE CONTRIBUTING ART STAFF.
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K9 Sultan - EOW Statue Dedication - RSA Memorial Garden
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ABOVE: ROBERT MASSON, PRESIDENT OF RIVERSIDE SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION, STANDS WITH SULTAN'S HANDLER AND HIS HANDLER'S FAMILY FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.
K9 Sultan was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend an armed felon in the area of San Jacinto Street and Mayberry Avenue in Hemet. Sultan had tracked the man underneath a house where he was shot. His handler immediately transported him to an animal hospital where he was pronounced dead. The subject was shot and killed later in the night after he emerged from a house holding a gun. K9 Sultan was a narcotics and tracking canine. He had served with the San Jacinto Police Department, which contracts police service from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, for two years. This video shows the procession past one of many schools Sultan visited while on the job. Sultan and his partner were regulars at the city schools, making a positive impression on young minds for law enforcement. This gave thousands of students the opportunity to say farewell to Sultan.
FROM CLAY TO FINISHED STATUE:
THE CLAY SCULPT IS PICKED UP AND TRANSPORTED BY A SPECIAL TEAM FROM OUR FOUNDRY. STATUARY PROJECTS ARE CAST USING THE "LOST WAX" PROCESS. IT DATES BACK TO THE 3rd MILLENNIUM BC AND HAS SUSTAINED FEW CHANGES SINCE THEN. OUR ART FOUNDRY ALSO CAST "THE FIRST GAME" BAS-RELIEF FOR OUR RENOVATION OF THE PASADENA ROSE BOWL PROJECT. (SEE LINK ON HOME PAGE)
ROBERT MASSON, PRES. RSA
ROBERT OPENS THE DEDICATION AND ADDRESSES THE ATTENDEES
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ADDRESSES ATTENDEES, SULTANS OFFICER-HANDLER AND FAMILY, AND FELLOW OFFICERS AND VISITORS TO THE DEDICATION.
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THE PLANNING MEETING:
OUR PROJECT MANAGER AND OUR SCULPTOR-ARTIST MEET WITH JUDY DROTT, RSA ADMIN. MNGR. AND KEY CONTACT TO DISCUSS THEIR PROJECT AND VISION. JUDY AND HER
HUSBAND DARRYL, THEN HEADING THE ASSOCIATION, BOTH SPEARHEADED THE PROJECT, AND HELPED MAKE IT HAPPEN. THE PROJECT TOOK ABOUT SIX MONTHS FROM BEGGINING TO DEDICATION.
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