MOTORCYCLE OFFICER HOWARD W. JACK
ESDPD 12/1920 - 12/29/1923, SDPD 12/29/1923 - 1944
06/26/1897 - 05/17/1976
HOWARD W. JACK (1897-1976) was appointed to the East San Diego Police Department by City Marshal William H. Gray.
He initially served as a motorcycle officer, probably because he owned his own bike.
Jack was living in the city of East San Diego by 1915 and was working for the cops by December 1920.
When Nathaniel J. McHorney took over as City Marshal in 1922, Jack remained on the job. He was often at Marshal McHorney’s side during arrests. When ESD ceased to be at the end of 1923, Jack was appointed a temporary patrolman for the San Diego Police Department, assigned to the ESD sub-station.
Later in 1924, Jack joined SDPD and worked as a motorcycle officer for most of his career.
Jack retired from SDPD in 1944 after 20 years on the job.