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Book details
  • SubGenre:Fire & Emergency Services
  • Language:English
  • Pages:152
  • eBook ISBN:9781667865959
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667865942

Homer's Odyssey

A Memoir

by Homer Hudelson

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Homer Hudelson is a San Francisco legend--spending over 4 decades in the SFPD and experiencing so much in his fascinating life. In this memoir he shares many memorable stories--some truly extraordinary. These stories will inspire, inform, and entertain you.
Homer Hudelson spent 30 years in the San Francisco Police Department and experienced some extraordinary events firsthand, such as the Dan White Riots, the SF State Civil Rights Demonstrations, and the search for the Zodiac killer. In addition to his role as a police officer primarily on a motorcycle in the Traffic Division (and eventually a sergeant and lieutenant), Homer shares trials and tribulations from his childhood in the Outer Sunset of what locals affectionally call "The City." Homer's experiences range from a hilarious account of someone throwing their false teeth at him from a second-story window to poignant tales of the human condition. Any fan of true crime stories, or even just the history of San Francisco, will surely be entertained by this collection of tales.
About the author
Homer Hudelson grew up in the Outer Sunset District of San Francisco, California in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. His father died while he was a sophomore in high school. There were no pensions in those days, so with US Savings Bonds, money from his mother's babysitting work, and his newspaper route, Homer attended and was able to graduate from Sacred Heart High School in 1952. The next day, he was hired by the Southern Pacific Company. In 1958, he entered the San Francisco Police Department, and after thirty years of service, retired as a Lieutenant with an exemplary record. He also received three meritorious awards, one being the second highest award given by the SFPD. After retirement, Homer worked part-time with United Airlines and traveled the world. He is known by many for his volunteer role as a Eucharistic Minister at Seton Hospital, his love of golf and Bay Area sports, and his ability to tell one heck of a story.