San Francisco Chronicle - Aug. 16, 1968, pg. 3
Deputy Chief Edward M. Davis, 52, was named as Los Angeles' new police chief yesterday by the board of commissioners.
Davis, who has headed the department's planning and control section, placed second on a civil service examination, behind deputy chief James G. Fisk, 54, who heads the department's community relations division.
Davis joined the force in 1940. He will command more than 600 officers and nearly 2000 civilians. He replaces Thomas Reddin, who resigned earlier this year to become a local television newscaster.
The position pays $34,620.
Deputy Chief Roger Murdock, who served as interim chief, did not seek the appointment.