Edward G. Robinson

Edward G. Robinson, a World War I U.S. Navy veteran, joined the Los Angeles Police Department Police Auxiliary in December 1941 and served throughout World War II. He is pictured here in the Navy and with Chief of Police C.B. Horrall. (Researched by Reserve Police Officer Mel Kennedy; Horrall photo located by Ryan Cassidy.) A newspaper at the time wrote that Robinson, who played gangsters in movies like Little Caesar and Key Largo (with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall), was now a “flatfoot himself.” In 1944, he played an insurance fraud investigator who caught Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity.