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Block, Sherman

Born: 1924 AD
Died: 1998 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Law Enforcer

1924 – Sheriff Block was born July 19th in Chicago, Illinois. Los Angeles county sheriff.

         – He was an honors graduate of California State University at Los Angeles, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Police Science.

1956 – Sheriff Block entered the Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff trainee.  

1960 – He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in January and held every successive rank to the rank of Sheriff.

1975 – Sheriff Peter J. Pitchess appointed him to the position of undersheriff on March 17th.

1982 – Sheriff Peter J. Pitchess, stepped down and on his recommendation, the Board of Supervisors unanimously selected Sherman Block to succeed him on January 17th.

         – Block was elected to his own term as Sheriff.

1998 – Sheriff Block suffered a head injury due to a fall and was hospitalized.

         – Died of cerebral hemorrhage on October 29th.