Charles Gain

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Charles Gain (November 1, 1923 – August 21, 2018) was an American police official. He was born in Hanford, California. He first was police chief for Oakland, California, then as chief in San Francisco in the 1970s.[1][2]

In 1975, Gain was appointed to run the San Francisco Police Department by Mayor George Moscone and was until 1980.[3]

Gain died from respiratory failure in San Francisco on August 21, 2018 at the age of 94.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Garvey, John (2004). San Francisco Police Department. Arcadia Publishing. p. 100. ISBN 9780738528984.
  2. Turner, Wallace (December 24, 1979). "Ex‐Police Chief Speaks in Pride Of Coast Career". New York Times. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  3. "Chief search turns SFPD inside out". The San Francisco Examiner. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  4. Charles Gain, controversial S.F. police chief during turbulent ‘70s, dies