Exchange Club to salute public safety officers
Public safety officers, from firefighters to the district attorney’s office, will again be saluted at the Porterville Exchange Club’s 2013 Crime and Prevention dinner.
The event will be held on Wednesday, March 6, at the Porterville Elks Lodge, 386 N. Main St. Festivities began at 5:30, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program.
The Exchange Club of Porterville has been honoring those involved in public safety for several decades.
Honored will be at least one person from six agencies. The agencies are Porterville Fire Department, Porterville Police Department, Tulare County Fire Department, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Tulare County District Attorney’s Office and California Highway Patrol.
Guest speaker for the evening will be Assistant District Attorney Anthony Fultz.
Born in Fresno, Fultz has been with the county DA’s office since 1993.
During his time in the DA’s office, Fultz has prosecuted just about every type of case imaginable. As a deputy district attorney, he was assigned to the Misdemeanor Division, the General Felony Division, the Porterville Division, the Tulare Division, the Career Criminal Prosecution, the Inter-Agency Narcotics Task Force and later he was a member of the first Homicide Prosecution Division in the office.
In 2001, he was promoted to supervising deputy district attorney. In 2005, he left the office briefly, but returned in December of 2006 and was again promoted to a supervising deputy district attorney.
On Dec. 17, 2012, Fultz was promoted to the position of assistant district attorney under the new District Attorney Tim Ward.
His wife, Jennifer Fultz, is also a prosecutor with the DA’s Office.
Tickets for the event are $20 a person. For more information or tickets, call Pat Mena at 333-5697.