As a member of the LAPD Pistol Team, Fred won several awards at the "Bianchi Cup" - shootings' most acclaimed prize, including the Team & Practical Event. A Marine from 1962-66 , Fred came back to join the LAPD for a 20 year stint. As a "street cop" and then as an instructor at the Police Academy, Fred taught the finer points of pistol & shotgun marksmanship and survival techniques. After his retirement, he joined
the NRA in 1987 as the Southern California "Field Rep". Fred's contribution in print and on site press interviews are both legion and legend. Today, Fred continues utilizing his "investigative" prowess and continues to defend the
truth about firearm safety and ownership.