IF YOU EVER WORKED A ONE MAN UNIT IN CUDAHY, TELL YOUR STORY
Stephen L.D. Smith Sunday, 7/28/02, 4:45 PM
I was working 10P1 [perimeter station secuity] PM's and a unit in Cudahy put out a call for immediate assistance. Nobody had a better ETA than 15 minutes. I made the unilateral decision to roll over there and see if I could help out in around 5 1/2 minutes. I did so silently as I didn't broadcast anything unitl I put out a Code 4 and gave time a mileage with a female 10-15 to book. Needless to say I got reamed which was softened somewhat with a pat on the back for responding so quickly.
Dates at FPK: 69-71,73-75
The following response to assistance took 5 1/2 minutes, very fast, but if you ever worked the one man Cudhay unit it seemed like 5 1/2 hours to get help. Cudahy was a very underrated area to work. It was like being the Sheriff, with no deputies, in a small wild west town.
Jack Miller 4-11-03
I never actually worked Cudahy, but working almost all of my FPK radio car time in the north-end (11apm), I had more than one occasion to roll there to assist for one thing or another. Having a body that was built for speed rather than brawn, over the years I took a pounding from the red-neck's that inhabited Cudahy and Walnut Park in those days. In fact the guy who put me out of the cops & robber's business in ELA. was from Walnut Park, (may he rut in hell). It must be true that when you get older you tend to accentuate the positive and e-liminate the negative, what else would explain that I remember only the fun part of going into a bar full of drunks, picking the mouthiest, rolling on the ground with 'em, hooking 'em up and then trying to stuff them into the back seat of the radio car and then laughing all the way back to the station 10-15, 'cause we got the bust and 13 had to write the report.
Cudahy is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 24,208.
Cudahy is located at 33°57'51" North, 118°10'57" West (33.964214, -118.182575)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 km² (1.1 mi²). 2.9 km² (1.1 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 24,208 people, 5,419 households, and 4,806 families residing in the city. The population density is 8,345.3/km² (21,627.7/mi²). There are 5,542 housing units at an average density of 1,910.5/km² (4,951.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 43.14% White, 1.24% African American, 1.28% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 48.06% from other races, and 5.37% from two or more races. 94.14% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 5,419 households out of which 66.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% are married couples living together, 21.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 11.3% are non-families. 8.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 4.47 and the average family size is 4.58.
In the city the population is spread out with 39.9% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 11.7% from 45 to 64, and 3.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $29,040, and the median income for a family is $28,833. Males have a median income of $19,149 versus $16,042 for females. The per capita income for the city is $8,688. 28.3% of the population and 26.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 34.1% are under the age of 18 and 18.1% are 65 or older.
Brad Mills 9-9-03
I put a story about working 13 days in Cudahy and Claude Anderson - 11 Mary - rolling to assist me "Amber Lights & Mouth" when my radio went "BO" while I was running a LARGE Okie subject. I don't remember where and on who's site I put it. If either of you can find the story, please put it on Bill's site under Working Cudahy, if possible.
By the way, in the late 60's early '70's, we at FPK who were unlucky enough to be assigned 13 Days, had a joke about how to tell a RICH Okie in Cudahy. He had TWO cars jacked up in the front yard.
Also, I gotta tell ya... The most chicken shit cite I wrote during my time as 13 Days or at FPK, was a cite for the registration tag on the wrong license plate. I was patrolling as prescribed - During the day, patrol where the men aren't & During the night, patrol where the men are - when I saw an Okie pickup parked on a residential street. I looked at the rear plate and saw that there wasn't a year or month sticker on the plate. I eased forward and looked at the front plate. Shazam! There was the year and month sticker.
Took me fifteen minutes, but I found the VC section that stated that the month & year sticker had to be on the rear plate. Got a stat for the day. And... yucked about it all the way to the station.