Napa Valley Lawmen and Outlaws

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Law enforcement in Napa County traces its roots back to the days of Spanish rule and was formalized when California became a state in 1850. Since then, those who wear the badge have pursued the lawless in search of justice. Chuck Hansen, who started as a patrol officer, pioneered the use of forensic science at the Napa Police Department, collecting DNA evidence in 1974 that would become key in solving a murder decades later. And the killer known as “Willy the Woodcutter” was caught thanks to the expertise of Hal Snook of the Napa County Sheriff’s Department. Napa police sergeant Todd Shulman brings to life the stories of those who played a part in solving some of wine country’s most infamous crimes.
ISBN: 9781467142366
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: True Crime
Images: 95
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Todd L. Shulman is a California native who has worked in law enforcement his entire adult life, beginning in the U.S. Army. He has held numerous positions within the Napa Police Department, including sergeant, detective, training officer, crime scene specialist, corporal and cold case investigator. Shulman formed the nonprofit Napa Police Historical Society in 2006 and continues today as its president. Shulman is married and has two adult sons who are currently finishing up college.
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