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Members of California law enforcement gather to begin the search for the kidnapped William F. Gettle, Los Angeles, 1934
Date Created and/or Issued
May 1934
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
The 26 men on the right side of the room gather around Biscailuz's desk. Most of these men are unidentifiable, except for Biscailuz, who stands behind the desk.
Some of the men appear in both this photograph and image uclamss_1429_4881.
Text from newspaper caption: Law Enforcement Agents Hear Sheriff Biscailuz Outline Plans for Kidnap Hunt All law enforcement agencies in Southern California, including Federal secret service operatives, sheriffs and their deputies in every county, the police forces of every city and town, the southern divisions of the State Highway Patrol and the township constabulary, are co-operating in the greatest man-hunt in the history of the Southland, which has for its main objective the safe return of William F. Gettle, millionaire Beverly Hills mining man, to his home, and as its second objective the capture not only of the two men who abducted Gettle Wednesday night from his country place in Arcadia, but also the accomplices who are believed to be working with them. Sheriff Biscailuz is the directing head of the man-hunt, and in the photograph above some of the fifty leaders of the various law enforcement agencies who gathered in his office yesterday are shown listening to him outline plans on how to make their co-operation most effective.
Text from negative sleeve: GETTLE, WILLIAM F. KIDNAP CASE
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Law enforcement officers--California
Biscailuz, Eugene W., 1883-1969
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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