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#ThrowbackThursday  1962; LASD takes over police duties from Avalon Police Department on Santa Catalina Island


#ThrowbackThursday 1962; LASD takes over police duties from Avalon Police Department on Santa Catalina Island

#ThrowbackThursday  1962; LASD takes over police duties from Avalon Police Department on Santa Catalina Island

 

In 1962, the City of Avalon voted to disband the Avalon Police Department and contract with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement services.  Sheriff Peter Pitchess is seen here surrounded by island officials , a reserve deputy sheriff and Sgt. Jack Buehm as they landed on Catalina for the first day of LASD patrol duties.  Also seen are an old Avalon Police Department badge.  Pitchess photo and badge are courtesy of LASD Museum.