San Francisco Police Department (Images of America)

San Francisco Police Department (Images of America)

John Garvey


The officials of the San Francisco Police division could be the first to inform you that police paintings during this urban is not anything like soiled Harry, The Streets of San Francisco, or Nash Bridges. it is a gritty truth, sometimes infused with glamour, yet regularly characterised through the innovation and strange lawsuits chanced on as an issue in fact during this exact urban. the dept was once proven in 1849, while the inhabitants surge from the Gold Rush created a determined want for legislations enforcement. An preliminary 35-member strength used to be shaped to guard over 20,000 citizens. in view that then, the SFPD has presided over infamous occasions, together with the case of the Zodiac Killer, Zebra Murders, the Patty Hearst Hibernia financial institution theft, the 1975 assassination test on President Gerald Ford, and the Golden Dragon eating place and a hundred and one California highway Massacres. whereas the SFPD tale incorporates a ugly and infrequently scandalous earlier, its devoted officials proceed to supply a favorable and necessary provider to the various metropolitan group of San Francisco.

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