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  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:298
  • eBook ISBN:9781667812458
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667812441

Autobiography of Michael George Markulis

A Professional Police Officer, Educator, Family Man

by Michael George Markulis

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This autobiography is a compilation of many adventures true stories of the author 90 year journey of life. He takes you on an adventurous journey of his life as a police office, as a soldier in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. As an educator in colleges and an exciting life of a husband, father, grandfather to his beloved family. You will not be disappointed.
Michael George Markulis is a 90 year old author and invites you to join him on his life's journey spanning over nine decades. From the great depression to the present. His autobiography are stories where he experienced joy, happiness, heartaches, hardships and sadness. But most of all stories of his love of family, love of life, that the Lord allowed him to experience. Born in 1931 in Mutual Utah to immigrant Greek parents moving to several states where his father could find employment. The depression years created many hardships for the family. His autobiography includes moving to California, attending schools, several colleges earning an Associate of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Police Science and Public Administration. His autobiography includes a beautiful love story marrying his childhood sweetheart and raising two beautiful children. A thirty-seven year career with the Los Angeles Police Department, working many assignments such as patrol, vice, narcotics, gangs, homicide and community relations. While working full time on the LAPD, he taught as a prat time instructor for 30 years in several community colleges in Los Angeles. Upon retirement from LAPD he was hired by the university of Southern California as the Director of the prestigious Delinquency Control Institute under the School of Public Administration. His book reiterates many firsts in law enforcement. There are several stories in his book about his service in the Army during the Korean War.
About the author
The author, Michael George Markulis was born in 1931 in Mutual Utah to immigrant Greek parents. In the early 1940's the family moved to San Pedro California where they put down roots. It was in San Pedro where Mike grew up and established himself as a good student and a good athlete. In the early 1950's Mike graduated from San Pedro High School and shortly after was drafted by the United States Army and served in the Korean War. Waiting for Mike was the love of his life, a neighbor girl named Alicia Sanchez. On his return to San Pedro Mike and Alicia married and started their family - in the same neighborhood they both grew up in! It wasn't long for Mike to decide to pursue a career in law enforcement. Encouraged by his young wife to pursue a career in law enforcement. Encouraged by his young wife to pursue this dream, Mike began a 37 year carrer on the Los Angeles Police Department. While on the department Mike also pursued his higher education, obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Police Science and Public Administration. During his career with the LAPD, he also taught Administration of Justice at the Junior College level for 30 years. Upon his retirement from the LAPD, Mike became the Director of the Delinquency Control Institute at the University of Southern California. Throughout his life, Mike has served the community and city in which he has lived and worked by working with many organizations whose purposes are to better the community. Most Important to Mike during his life, even more so than all of his achievements he acquired throughout his professional career is his family. Everything he has done and accomplished in his life has always been with his family's best interest at heart.
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