Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is sad to announce the death of former Chief of Police, Tom Reddin. Chief Reddin was eighty-eight years of age and at his home in Los Angeles at the time of his passing on December 4, 2004 , at 8:30 a.m. Chief Reddin is survived by his wife Betty Jane, his son Mike and daughter Nancy. There are eight grand children, six great grand children and one great-great-grand child. A memorial service is planned next week at the Los Angeles Police Academy and the date and time will be announced later.
Chief Reddin began his career in 1941 and was appointed Chief on February 8, 1967 and served in that capacity until May 5, 1969. This news advisory was prepared by Media Relations Section, 213 485-3586.