To my sisters and brothers of the 122nd Recruit Class of the San Francisco Police Department, date of appointment, September 11, 1972; who, while performing their duties, left physical and psychic pieces of themselves scattered about the City.

And to our Class brothers, Officer Jim Bloesch, Star 1985, and Inspector Kirk Brookbrush, Star 2040, and their families, who made the ultimate sacrifice for the City and County of San Francisco.

And to the late Ed Weaver, the late Joe Engler, and the late Paul Largent who showed me the ropes in the SFPD.

And to the late Lt. Rich Ames, SFFD, SI Class of 1966, All-City Player of the Year, who’s LOL.

Rest in peace, bros, you are remembered and very much missed.