Friday, December 01, 2006

Captain Murl Online

Thanks to both Eric Kirk and Hank Sims for the heads up on this one: Eric, for a blog post which reminded me I hadn't checked out the North Coast Journal this week and Hank, for his Town Dandy(?) column where he plugged Eureka Police Captain, Murl Harpham's web site.

Being a Murl Harpham fan, I was excited to see this. He's got a whole bunch of old cop stories on there, at least one of which I'd heard before from another retired Eureka cop. They do need some editing work, though. There's some letters missing and a few wrong choices for words used.

Still, it was fun to read through his stories and I think they could be made much better with a little more work.

For instance; I think it might help if he'd be a little more specific about some locations. He tells the story of catching a burglar breaking into a safe at a business on South Broadway. It would be fun to know just what business that was, assuming Murl even remembers. If the business no longer exists, maybe something along the line of, "Where Richard Miller Honda is now...", or some such.

Anyway, fun stuff for Murl fans, but clean up the typos, Murl. Weren't you a journalist before you joined EPD? It shouldn't be that hard. If you clean it up and add some more stories, it might make a good book.

I'm about half way through the stories now. I'll get to the rest as soon as I can.


At 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the link, Fred. Great site.

At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would make a good book, like Kevin's, and the guy who used to be a cab driver, who had a regular column in thr McKinleyville Press.

At 4:16 PM, Blogger Shane said...

That little video intro on the front page of the site is pretty cool. Makes him look pretty badass. I'm enjoying the stories so far.

At 5:37 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Rose wrote, "It would make a good book, like Kevin's, and the guy who used to be a cab driver, who had a regular column in thr McKinleyville Press.".

That Cab# 10 guy who got killed in the car wreck in some county to the East. Indeed.

I think it would be a great book, with some judicious editing. It might not be of interest to people outside Northern California, but it would be a fun book for those here in Humboldt.

At 5:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm trying to remember his name. Jack knows. God, that guy had some funny stories. Jack?

At 7:22 PM, Blogger Fred said...

That was good, real, Humboldt stuff. A great loss when he and his wife died.

At 8:22 AM, Blogger Carol Ann said...

That is a great website. Cool introduction music, too!

At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was it Randy Collenberg?


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