Photo: LAPD homicide detectives in a gag photo, Christmas 1946. Ed is on the left in the back row. Credit: Ed Jokisch
I received word Saturday that my friend, retired Police Capt. Ed Jokisch, has died at the age of 96. I’ll write more about him later. But here’s Part 1 of an interview I did with him several years ago.
In the interview, Ed discusses serving in the Navy in the 1930s, joining the Police Department in 1940, World War II, Chief of Detectives Thad Brown, and working in the Homicide Division under Capt. Jack Donahoe after World War II. Ed also critiques Steve Hodel’s book “Black Dahlia Avenger.”