Joe Wambaugh’s LAPD Badge

Posted: April 17, 2012 in Crime Writers
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Badge178-Joe Wambaugh

Sgt Joe Wambaugh Badge 178

Here is the original police badge of LAPD Detective (retired) & crime writer extraordinaire Joe Wambaugh. eagle eyed crimeziners will note that the badge number is 178, perhaps 187 would have been more appropriate under the circumstances as 187 is the section of the State of California’s penal code that covers murder. section 178 is much less exciting and states: For the effectual exercise of the powers conferred by the last section, a judicial officer may punish for contempt in the cases provided in this Code. Harbor Nocturne the latest book in Joe Wambaughs Hollywood Station series is out now.

  1. steve says:

    Been reading Wambaugh since way way back. He really opened my eyes to the crap cops have to put up with. His more recent stuff is even better. Like a fine wine, Joe just keeps aging to perfection.

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