Patterico's Pontifications

5/9/2007

Jim Tatreau, R.I.P.

Filed under: General — Jack Dunphy @ 5:38 am

[Posted by Jack Dunphy]

Los Angeles Police Department Commander Jim Tatreau was laid to rest on Tuesday, gone far too soon at age 58. He died April 29 after a two-year fight with brain cancer.

Tatreau was that rarest of men within the LAPD, a commanding officer who was respected not only by those in the department’s upper ranks, but even more by those who served under him. He was blessed with extraordinary gifts, not least of which were empathy and compassion for the cop on the street. Unlike all but a handful of his peers, he never forgot where he came from. He will be greatly missed.

One Response to “Jim Tatreau, R.I.P.”

  1. He died too young. God bless him and his family.

    DRJ (c6d1df)


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