LOS ANGELES – Tech. Sgt. Robert Sumner, a DOD police officer at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, and an individualized mobilization augmentee with the 412 Security Forces Squadron since 2006, was honored by the Los Angeles Dodgers during a game against the New York Mets last month.
The Dodgers honor active duty and retired military members at every home game by treating them and their families to Field level tickets, allowing them to watching batting practice on the field, and recognizing them on the field during pregame ceremonies.
“I applied via written letter to the Dodgers Community Relations Office and received a phone call a couple of weeks later that I had been selected,” said Sumner.
Currently a resident of Palmdale, Sumner enlisted in 1983 and is a reservist currently serving with the 412th Security Forces Squadron based at Edwards.
Sumner has served deployments to Egypt, Panama and Afghanistan.
He was presented a commemorative flag that was flown over Dodger Stadium.