Episode No. 42 Beat CopDate: January 16, 2009
Notes: Jack Lundquist, Oakland Police Department (ret.);
his book BeatCop is the Police-Writers 2009 Book of the Year.
Jack R. Lundquist, Jr. was born and raised in the City of San Pablo, California,
a suburb within the San Francisco Bay Area. His desire to be a police officer was formulated early in life.
He became a police explorer scout, and later a reserve police officer with the City of San Pablo Police Department.
At age twenty-one Jack Lundquist was drafted by the United States Army, and served as a Military Policeman at Fort
George G. Meade, Maryland.
Upon being honorably discharged, Jack Lundquist returned to the San Francisco
Bay area. After a brief stint as a Reserve police officer he was hired by the Oakland Police Department. During
his tenure he attended the University of San Francisco, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. His love for
basic patrol work kept him in a marked police car for two separate periods, totaling twelve years. The
remainder of the time was spent as criminal investigator, ending with a seven-year period in Vice.
According to the book description,
BeatCop is “a book filled with stories from the career of a BeatCop working the perilous streets of a dodgy city. The
author is a retired Oakland police officer, who patrolled the streets for twelve years. His stories cover the good, the bad,
and the oh-shits, as well as the humor experienced by a BeatCop working a large city police department.” Jack R. Lundquist,
Jr., Oakland Police Department (ret.) was awarded The Police-Writers.com Book of the Year 2009 for his book BeatCop.