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Eugene W. Biscailuz
Birth: Mar. 12, 1883
California, USA
Death: May 16, 1969
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Los Angeles County Sheriff. Biscailuz, whose education in Los Angeles included St. Vincent's College followed by a law degree from the University of Southern California, joined the L. A. County Sheriffs Department in 1907 as a foreclosure clerk, where his law background helped him rise in the ranks until he was appointed Under-Sheriff in 1921. California Governor C.C. Young appointed Biscailuz as the first Superintendent of the California Highway Patrol in 1929, where he organized the highway patrol system, then a new but separate law enforcement agency. Having finished his work for the CHP, in 1931 he resumed his post as Under-Sheriff of Los Angeles County and was appointed Sheriff in 1932 and was elected to serve from 1934 to 1958, the longest tenure in the city's history. In 1933, he formed the country's first Sheriff's Aero Squadron which consisted of 50 deputized reserve officers who flew their privately-owned aircraft on patrol, search and rescue missions. At the time of his retirement, he headed the largest Sheriff's Department in the world consisting of over 3,100 highly trained men and women, ranging from uniformed deputies to plainclothes detectives. During his lengthy career in law enforcement, Biscailuz participated in many cases of national and international interest and served as technical advisor for many motion pictures and in 1959, appeared on the television series, 'Code 3', portraying himself in 5 episodes. Several law enforcement structures as well a city park in Lakewood are named in his honor. (bio by: Louis M.) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Willette Marce Harrison Biscailuz (1886 - 1950)*
 
 Children:
  Jean Marie Biscailuz Mohr (1908 - 1993)*
  Warren Harrison Biscailuz (1917 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: Joe Walker
Record added: Sep 10, 2006
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