Tag Archives: #Sheriff’s Department

Oct. 22, 1907: Mayor’s Son Gives a Lesson in Identifying L.A. County Sheriff’s Badges

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Oct. 22, 1907 Los Angeles A trolley conductor at 4th Street and Hill complained to a patrolman that one of the passengers looked like a holdup man. The officer investigated and laughed … Continue reading

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Black L.A. 1947: Sheriff’s Deputy Reprimanded for Striking Sentinel Staffer With Gun

Florence Avenue and Hooper Avenue, via Google Street View. May 15, 1947: About 3 a.m. on April 17, 1947, Louis V. Cole of the Sentinel advertising department was delivering tear sheets of that week’s ads when his car stalled. Cole … Continue reading

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Georgette Bauerdorf: An Unsolved Murder, Part 3

Dec. 31, 1944: Major crimes increased in the city of Los Angeles, except for auto theft. Homicides are up 29.5% over 1943.   There are many ways to portray 1944 in Los Angeles, when Georgette Bauerdorf was killed. We might … Continue reading

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LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files: Jane Doe, Sept. 5, 1973

Note: Last year I was given a box of news releases, photographs and random pieces of paper from the old press room at Parker Center. I’m gradually posting the material. These are the earrings and the label from a pair … Continue reading

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Los Angeles County Sheriffs — Biscailuz, Pitchess, Block and Baca

Los Angeles County Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz, left, actor Leo Carrillo, center, and Gov. Earl Warren from “Biscailuz: Sheriff of the New West.” The impending retirement of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is a good time to dip into the … Continue reading

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Action by FDR Averts Streetcar Strike!

July 25, 1943: President Roosevelt intervenes in the planned Pacific Electric Railway strike, saying that he did not want to use Army trucks to transport war supplies. The strike centered on a raise of 13 cents an hour, which has … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Biscailuz Badge

An example of what is sometimes known as a “Biscailuz badge” has been listed on EBay. These are presentation badges that weren’t intended for deputies, but were only given to celebrities and other notables by Los Angeles County Sheriff Eugene … Continue reading

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Child molested, killed

April 16, 1938-Sept. 16, 1939        How about that? The tracks are still here, a block south of Firestone on Myrtle. I think that’s where they found her body in the weeds. Poor little kid. Her name was Jenny … Continue reading

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Paul Coates

Feb. 6, 1958 I received a phone call last night, sheriff. A man asked me to pass a message along to you. My caller was Raymond McCafferty of Whittier. Maybe you remember the name. He’s the father of one of … Continue reading

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Woman strangled

July 5, 1957 Los Angeles What we have is a dead woman and a man who says he strangled her–except he doesn't remember it.  Or he did remember it and then he forgot. No, it doesn't make any sense. Her … Continue reading

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No, No, No

KCBS-TV Channel 2 reports idiotically that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department photographed the Black Dahlia crime scene, a neat trick since Elizabeth Short was killed in the city of Los Angeles. Oops! The crime scene on South Norton Avenue … Continue reading

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