“Some time in the 1980s Garrity and I were in a foot pursuit in the Tenderloin…Suddenly the suspect bolts into St. Boniface Church with Garrity and I right behind him. John Joseph, the good Catholic boy he is, abruptly stops at the holy water basin, blesses himself, and then recommits to the pursuit. We got the guy.” [Chron/Nevius]
Police Capt. Joe Garrity’s promotion to commander means he’s leaving the Tenderloin, inspiring many a nostalgic tale.