Veronica Garcia 3 p.m., Nov. 21
City of East San Diego Police Department 1912-1923
Santee Historical Society presents: The City of East San Diego and its Police Departmen,t 1912-1923 Gary Mitrovich's book chronicles the little known City of East San Diego – once separate and independent of San Diego – located in the area now called City Heights. This presentation profiles the short history (1912-1923) of the city and its police department. Vintage photos of the area and the officers who served there will take you back to a simpler time when towns were separated by open land and scrub brush, connected by streetcars, a few “automobile machines” and bumpy highways. Gary Mitrovich is a 3rd generation native of San Diego who grew up in “East San Diego.” He served in the San Diego Police Department for nearly 33 years, retiring in 2012 as a sergeant of detectives. Gary is the co-founder of the San Diego Police Museum, and was previously Vice-President of Lakeside Historical Society. Gary has written for The East County Californian since 2016, and currently serves on the San Diego County Historical Site Board. Books will be available for sale at the event.
- When: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Cost: Free