Photographs, scrapbooks, and a small amount of personal papers (police-related correspondence, ephemera, periodicals, and
a few loose newsclippings) documenting Healy's SFPD career, from patrolman to Acting Chief of Police; and, to a lesser extent,
his personal life. The collection reflects Healy's interests in crime and police news.
George M. Healy served in the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) for 43 years, from 1913-1955. He began as a beat officer
in the Central District, joined the Bureau of Inspectors in 1924, then rose through the ranks to become Deputy Chief of Police
in 1953. He was appointed Acting Chief of Police in Nov. 1955 when Chief Michael Gaffey retired. Healy retired after 2-and-a-half
months, on Feb. 1, and was replaced by Chief Frank Ahern. Healy was a member of the Police Widows and Orphans Association,
the Veteran Police Officers Association, the South End Rowing Club, and Castro Parlor 232 of the Native Sons of the Golden
4 flat boxes
(3.0 linear feet)
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