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CHIEF OF POLICE CHARLES W. DULLEA
Completes Three Years as Head of San Francisco Police Department



OFFICIAL PUBLICATION



POLICE AND PEACE OFFICERS' JOURNAL



March, 1943



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POLICE AND PEACE OFFICERS' JOURNAL

Directory



Pagel



Featured in This Issue



Page

Chief Dullea in Office Three Wars .... 3
By Ofiie L. Warner



Officer Timothy Ryan Killed 4



Mayor Rossi Praises School Patrol



Commissioner McGovern
Again Heads Police Board
By Opic L. Warner



20 Years Service Record of Chief Nicholson



Training S. F. Police to Shoot



Peace Officers' Association



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S. F. Auxiliary Police 12



Commissioner Walkup Hurt in Auto Accident . 13



Marin County Peace Officers' Association . . 13



No. California Police Communication Officers . 15



Inspector Frank Brown Passes On



1 be Editor is always pleased to consider articles suitable for publication.
Contributions should preferably be typewritten, but where this is not pos-
sible, copy should be clearly written. Contributions may be signed with a
"nom de plume," but all articles must bear the name and address of the
sender, which will be treated with the strictest confidence. The Editor
will also be pleased to consider photographs of officers and of interesting
events. Letters should be addressed to the Editor.



SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT

Hall of Justice, Kearny and Washington Streets
Telephones SUtter 2020 - 2030
Radio Short Wave Call KGPD



Mayor, Hon. Angelo J. Rossi



BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS

Regular Meetings, Monday, 7.30 p.m Hall of Justice

Hon. Ward G. Walkup, President 240 Second Street

Hon. Walter McGovern 625 Market Street

Hon. Wm. P. Wobber, Sr 412 Jessie Street

Captain John A. Engler, Secretary
Room 104, Hall of Justice



CHIEF OF POLICE Charles W. Dullea

DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE Michael Riordan

Bur. of Inspectors Bernard J. McDonald Hall of Justice

Residence - 1341 31st Avenue
Traffic Bureau Albert S. Munn 635 Washington St.

Residence - 226 Jules Avenue
Dept. Sec'y Capt. John A. Engler Hall of Justice

Residence - 1631 32nd Avenue

Director

Bur. of Personnel Lieut. George Healy Hall of Justice

Residence - 4028 18th Street
Supervising Capt Arthur L. Christiansen Hall of Justice

Residence - 1346 24th Avenue
Director - Bureau ofCriminal
Information Lieut. Frank E. Winters Hall of Justice

Residence - 670 41st Avenue
Director - Bureau of
Special Services Lieut. Emmet Moore Hall of Justice

Residence - 2186 15th Avenue
Inspector of Schools Traffic Control — Byron J. Getchell

Residence - 533 Brussels Street
Property Clerk John J. Wade Hall of Justice

Residence - 200 Juanita Way

City Prison Lieut. John J. Casey Hall of Justice

Residence - 188 Liberty Street

Central Capt. M. E. Mitchell .635 Washington St.

Residence- 1471 29th Avenue

Southern Capt. John A. Reed 360 Fourth St.

Residence - 438 21st Avenue

Harbor Capt. John M. Sullivan.. Drumm & Comm'I Sts.

Residence -WIS 26th Street

Mission Capt. Joseph Walsh 3057 17th Street

Residence - 170 Beaumont Street

Northern Capt. Aloysius I. O'Brien 841 Ellis Street

Residence - 2610 Sacramento Street

G. G. Park Capt. Alexander E. McDaniell G. G. Park

Residence - 124 San Aliso Avenue

Richmond Capt. Francis J. McGuire 451 Sixth Ave.

Residence - 758 Tenth Avenue

Incleside Capt. Leo J. Tackney Balboa Park

Residence -2533 18th Avenue

Taraval Capt. Patrick J. Murray 2348 24th Avenue

Residence - 1630 Portola Drive

Potrero Capt. Michael Gaffey ......2300 Third Street

Residence - 3920 26th Avenue

Headquarters Capt. John A. Engler Hall of Justice

Bayview Sub Station 1676 Newcombe Avenue



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Vol. XX



MARCH, 1943



No. 12



Chief Dullea in Office Three Years



February 15 Chief of Police Charles W. Dullea com-
pleted three years as head of the San Francisco Police
Department, and during that period of time he has
achieved a record of success that any man might well be
proud, and during which the San Francisco Police De-
partment has maintained its reputation of being one of
the world's best.

As this city's war chief he has proven his ability as an
executive and planner. Months before war actually broke
out he was conscious that the United States could not
miss being involved, and therefore he realized that San
Francisco would be a danger zone that must be given the
utmost in protection and civilian defense. He was one of
the first of the state peace officers, assembled by Governor
Earl Warren, then attorney general, in the first part of
1940 to devise plans for a state-wide system of defense of
every important point in California.

Chief Dullea was given an important part in the pro-
gram as it affected the Bay Region, and made an intensive
study of what the European countries at war had done to
meet the demands for protection of their respective popula-
tions. He conferred with every authority on just what
should be done for his native city and came up with some
sound ideas of his own. Months before the war broke out
he had, working with Mayor Angelo J. Rossi and the
Civilian Defense Board, made every provision for any
attack on the city.

He conferred with Federal officials and was called back
to Washington to give information relative to th's city
which is the main point of embarkation and of vast im-
portance in the movement of warriors and supplies.

He gave the utmost in cooperation with other peace
officers of this area and he marshalled all his own Depart-
ment and saw they were properly equipped with instruc-
tions as to just what to do in any emergency.

For a time he was director of Civilian Defense but
after directing the preliminary work of organization he
stepped aside for Director Jack Helms.

One of the first big undertakings Chief Dullea under-
took at the start of the war was to organize the air raid
warden service and so well has this been done that today
every block is properly covered by intelligent men with a
block leader who knows what to do when the air raid



sirens start their alarms, as well as what to do if bombs
are dropped on the city.

Then realizing that 1300 policemen were not adequate
in case of an attack on our city by the enemy, he formed
the auxiliary police and today this body is one that is ready
to render every help to the regular police force. The men
of the Auxiliary Police have devoted many hours to train-
ing and without pay, and they have manifested a spirit of
patriotism that has been remarkable. Deputy Chief
Michael Riordan had charge of preparing this unit of our
local defense, assisted by army officers.

When bombs fall it is necessary that there be some one
on hand who knows what to do with unexploded bombs,
so Chief Dullea took the proper steps to see that we had
a bomb demolition detail. Captain of Inspectors Bernard
McDonald was assigned to the task of organizing mem-
bers of the Department and training them in every phase
of this dangerous work. Today each police district has
plenty of men who can step out and take the proper steps
to render harmless bombs of every type from the incen-
diaries to the four ton block busters.

And while Chief Dullea has overlooked nothing to give
the utmost in war protection he has not slowed up in
keeping San Francisco free from crime. The records will
show that during the past year murders, robberies, burg-
laries and other so-called major crimes have decreased in
spite of the increases population brought about by the
great influx of defense workers and members of the armed
forces.

He has been called upon by the national government for
advice and assistance and he has given of his long ex-
perience as a police officer much valuable information, and
has received high commendation from high government
officials for service and cooperation rendered during the
past 12 months.

With prospects brighter for 1943 in the war picture
Chief Dullea is not relaxing, and he is keeping every
branch under his charge having to do wi'h the security of
San Francisco and its people fully organized and ready to
face any situation at a moment's notice.

Chief Dullea during the year has taken the time to see
that improvements necessary to keep the Police Depart-
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March, 1<M3



Officer Timothy Ryan Killed



Another tragedy visited the San Francisco Police
Department this month, when a beserk ex-husband, with-
out warning and without giving a chance, sent a fusillade
of bullets from a rifle into the body of Officer Timothy
Ryan, killing him almost instantly. Officer Ryan had




Officer Timothy Ryan

been sent to the home of Glenn L. Warner, a drink-
crazed plumber who was beating; up his forrrer wife,
whose home he had invaded. As the veteran officer, he
having joined the Department in 1929, entered the door
of Mrs. Lee's apartment Warner, who had the gun in
his hand, let go and Ryan fell, mortally wounded.

The alarm was sent out by neighbors who heard the
shooting and radio cars loaded with policemen surrounded
the house. Inspector David Brady and Ray Hunt with
Officer John Riewerts took over the job of taking Warner.
As this trio started through the door they were met with
another outburst from the plumber's rifle and one bullet
narrowly missed Hunt, whose coat was given a bullet
hole. The officers, who had drawn their guns, returned
the fire and Warner was shot down.

A search of Warner's effects revealed other guns and
the 52-year-old murderer evidently had a shooting com-
plex.

I he dead officer was one of those policemen who
went about his duties as a police officer in an unobtrusive
manner, rendering efficient service, taking seriously the



responsibilities of his calling. He was well liked by his
neighbors and the people who lived along the beats be
had walked, and was highly esteemed by his fellow-
officers.

He was wrapped up in his family, consisting of his wife
and two children. A third child is expected.

Nearly 200 fellow officers, led by Mayor Rossi, Police
Commissioners Walter McGovern, Ward G. Walkup
and William P. Wobber, Chief Dullea, and Deputy Chief
Michael Riordan, attended the services, as an honor escort
at St. Anne's church and Dugan's Undertaking Parlor,
and an honory escort accompanied the remains to Holy
Cross Cemetery. An honor guard of fellow officers stood
at the casket until the hour of the services. Six officers
with whom he worked acted as pall bearers.

Captain of Inspectors Bernard McDonald announced
he would recommend meritorious service for Inspectors
Brady and Hunt and Officer Riewerts. These members
of the Department were personally commended by Chief
Dullea for their courageous action in the face of mur-
derous fire.

It happens all too often that brave men must be sac-
rificed in the line of duty in such instances as this latest
tragedy. There is not a patrolman in the Department
who is not continually called upon to settle some family
squabble, and they usually escape without any deadly
assault, so much that they hesitate to approach one
without drawn guns and ready to shoot it out. However, it
seems that in view of the fact that there have been sev-
eral members lost under just such circumstances that cost
the life of brave Officer Ryan, that policemen should
take more precautions in handling these cases, even if
they may face the displeasure of citizens who feel they
are exceeding their authority by having a gun in hand
when they come to settle some quarrel between a hus-
band and wife. A little ridicule is much more desirable
than a lot of tears and sorrow.



THREE STOLEN CARS ON ONE TRIP

Recently Inspector William Gilmore in charge of the
San Francisco Auto Theft Bureau and Inspector Clifford
Dunleavy were on their way to Redwood City to pick
up a stolen car and return the same to this city. As they
drove along they kept a lookout on the cars they saw-
parked along the highway, and this observance paid
dividends. This side of Belmont they spotted a car along
the side of the highway that proved after a check of
missing cars to have been one stolen the night before in
San Francisco. Then two miles farther, near San Carlos,
they saw another that had the numbers of one reported
stolen. The hoys were able to get no farther than some
25 miles when they ran out of gasoline.

In Redwood City thev brought back an armv de-
serter who had been picked up by some of Chief C. L.
Collin's men driving through that city.



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Mayor Rossi Praises School Patrol



The following letter from Mayor Angelo J. Rossi has
been delivered to Chief Charles W. Dullea and calls at-
tention to the fine work of a unit of the San Francisco
Police Department that more people should know about:




Inspector Byron J. Getchell

The recent nationwide program for the conservation of
manpower through the reduction of accidents on the home
front has caused every city official to take stock of the
safety activities of his community. I cannot let this oppor-
tunity pass without first expressing my appreciation for
the splendid work being done by the Traffic Bureau of
the Police Department. In addition, I cannot find words
sufficiently impressive to compliment the various School
Safety Patrols of this city and the record made by the
young men in these patrols while supplementing the work
of the Traffic Bureau. Every San Franciscan is justly
proud of the outstanding achievements of these young
students in the schools of our city.

As well as protecting children from the hazards of
traffic at street crossings in the vicinity of schools, it has
developed initiative and responsibility in all those who have
participated and has been a splendid builder of those
qualities of citizenship which now, more than ever, are
necessary to the public welfare. Today, this opportunity
for community service is translated into a real contribu-
tion in behalf of the Nation's war effort.

Because of the outstanding safety record established
by the School Safety Patrols of this city, and because of
the increased importance of safety as recognized by the
Federal Government, I want to take this opportunity to
commend those who have been most responsible for the
work of the Patrols.

To you, as Chief of the San Francisco Police Depart-
ment, I wish to express my gratitude and the gratitude of
all San Franciscans for the outstanding work which the



Police Department has done in this field. Much of the
credit for the fine work of the School Safety Patrol is due
to Inspector Byron J. Getchell, who has had active charge
of the Patrols of this city for the past sixteen years, during
which time not one single school child has been seriously
injured or killed at any school crossing where the Patrols
have been on duty.

All schools in San Francisco, both public and parochial,
have active Safety Patrols and it goes without saying, of
course, that the interest and effort put into this activity
by the Patrol members reflect the intelligent direction of
the school authorities who have given the Patrols such
wholehearted support.

Credit for the accomplishments of the Patrol must
also be given to the Congress of Parents and Teachers, the
Mothers' Clubs, and the California State Automobile
Association, all of which have been active as cooperating
agencies. Public acceptance of the fine work of the Patrols
is the best evidence that the value of this activity is widely
and generously recognized.

My congratulations to all those who have been respon-
sible for a good job well done. I am sure that the good
work will continue.

Yours sincerely,

Angelo J. Rossr.
Mayor



GARAGES WARNED TO

BEWARE NEW LIQUOR RACKET

Garage men are warned to beware of a new racket in
which a man dressed as a "war worker" defrauds garage
operators in fake liquor deals.

The Better Business Bureau said it has the police look-
ing for a man who drives up to garages in a damaged
automobile and, while getting estimates for repairs, con-
fides in mechanics that he can get "well known brands of
Scotch whisky at $4.50 a case."



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March. 1<U3



.ommissioner



McGovern Again Heads Police Board



When the present Board of Police Commissioners
was organized three years ago, Commissioner Walter
McGovern advanced the theory that the city charter, in
effect, provided that the office of president of the respec-
tive municipal boards should be rotated. It was his idea
that by doing this it would serve to prevent one man




Attorney Walter McGovern
President, Board of Police Commissioners

dominating such a board, and give such commission mem-
bers equal interests and responsibilities.

So when he was elected president in February 1941 he
announced he would like his fellow commissioners Wil-
liam P. Wobber and Ward G. Walkup to join in estab-
lishing a precedent in the Police Department of having
a new president each year. This was agreed upon, and
when Commissioner McGovern completed his first annual
term Commissioner Wobber was elected to preside, and
he in turn gave way at the end of his year to Commissioner
Walkup.

Commissioner Walkup this month completed his annual
chairmanship of the Commission and Commissioner Mc-
Govern was again elevated to the presidency.

The idea has worked out admirably. As each member
took over he found the chairmanship entailed more respon-



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