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Retired Sheriff’s Memoir To Benefit City of Hope
Temecula, CA, July 31, 2019--Duane Preimsberger wrote his memoir, Badge of Honor: Memories of My Life in Law Enforcement, to honor the courage, caring, commitment, and comedy of the men and women he served alongside during his 35 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). Now that his memoir is published, Preimsberger plans to honor the City of Hope with the book’s proceeds.
Preimsberger began his career as a deputy with the LASD at the age of 20 in 1961. A few years before retiring as Assistant Sheriff in 1995, Preimsberger was diagnosed with a rare sinus cancer and received treatment at the City of Hope. In response, he and his deputy sheriff wife, Judy Preimsberger, formed a fundraising and blood donation chapter for the City of Hope, the Duarte-based research and treatment facility specializing in catastrophic illnesses. It was the first law enforcement chapter of its kind in the nation and has procured several million dollars and many gallons of blood for the City of Hope. Preimsberger is donating all author royalties from the sale of Badge of Honor to the City of Hope.
In his colorful memoir, Preimsberger recounts delivering a baby, holding a dying drunk driver in his arms, patrolling the Watts Riots, interacting with East Los Angeles characters like Scooter Man and Scuba King, rappelling from helicopters, tracking a mass murderer, supervising detectives with monikers like Pumpkin Head and Turkey, coordinating athlete transportation for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, introducing laser weapons training to the Sheriff’s Training Academy, and much more.
Preimsberger’s writing has appeared in dozens of newsletters, newspapers, and magazines including the FBI Journal. He has won multiple awards from the Erle Stanley Gardner Murder Mystery Writers Contest and is included in the anthology Felons, Flames, and Ambulance Rides. He and his wife have made their home in Temecula since retiring. He has served on the board of the Hospice of the Valleys, City of Hope Patient and Family Care Advisory Council, Assistance League of Temecula Valley, Canine Support Team, and the Temecula Valley Museum where he also acted as a docent.