My name is [REDACTED]. I am a screenwriter here in Los Angeles. I am currently in development on a project about my childhood including what it was like growing up in a cop family in the 70's. My father was [REDACTED] He was a police officer with the LAPD from 4/21/68 to 11/7/85.
I know that information regarding police officers can be tricky to obtain and much of the information is kept away from public view. I appreciate that and respect that. My Dad always told me "never put your name in the phone book." I get it. But since 1987, when my Dad passed away its been very difficult to track much of anything down.
I knew my father quite well. I knew who his favorite Dodger was. I knew he loved the Beach Boys. What his favorite cocktail was. His favorite slice of meat and how he ate corn of some kind with every dinner. What his car smelled like, etc etc etc.
The thing I am most unfamiliar with was his work life. What kind of cop was he? What did his handwriting look like on arrest reports? Was he neat? What were some of his "big jobs"? Did he testify in court?Things of that nature.
I am hoping to gain access to too much information. To drown in it. But, I will take whatever I can get. I look forward to your reply.