The Archie Buggs slaying

Nov. 10, 1978: Policeman’s Slaying Touches Off Furore Over One-Man Patrol Cars

On Nov. 10, 1978, The Times re­por­ted that the shoot­ing death of a San Diego po­lice of­ficer had touched off a con­tro­versy with­in po­lice ranks there, with sev­er­al angry of­ficers con­tend­ing that Buggs would not have died had the Po­lice De­part­ment routinely as­signed two of­ficers to patrol cars in­stead of just one.