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278                                     Jack Fritscher, Ph.D.


                                                      “Bill  Essex,”  June
                                                      1976, Mount Tamal-
                                                      pais. Photograph by
                                                      Jim Stewart. ©Jim
                                                      Stewart. Used with
                                                      permission.
                                                      Bill  Essex and his
                                                      training  partner
                                                      Jack Fritscher were
                                                      two of the first gay
                                                      men to be recruited,
                                                      tested (October 16,
                                                      1976: 9:48 AM), and
                                                      accepted (March 4,
                                                      1977)  as  candidates
                                                      for the Class 8304
                                                      Deputy Sheriff for the
                                                      City and County of
                                                      San Francisco. During
                                                      that week of March 4,
                                                      1977, Jack Fritscher
                                                      was hired as editor
                                                      in chief of  Drummer.
                                                      Powerful man’s man
                                                      Bill Essex was also the
                                                      doorman-bouncer at
                                                      the Leatherneck.





























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