Aug. 1, 1942: Chief C.B. Horrall announces that the LAPD has lost 22 men and two women to the armed services. By the end of the war, many more officers and staff will have gone into the military, leaving the department to fill the gaps with “War Emergency” officers.
Former Chief Arthur Hohmann is reinstated as deputy chief after Horrall demoted him to lieutenant. Another notable name appears in this story: Robert A. Lohrman, demoted from sergeant to patrolman. You may recall hearing Lohrman mentioned in “Dragnet” in the 1950s, when he was head of homicide, at the time of the Barbara Graham and Ewing Scott murder cases.
“Yankee Doodle Dandy” is opening with a benefit at Warners Hollywood.
And in an echo of the Otto Sanhuber/Walburga Oesterreich case, Denver detectives find a “ghost” man who hid in the attic of a home after killing the owner.