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Larry Crompton was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, graduating from St. Stephen High School in 1957. He served three years in the Royal Canadian Army Reserve, Carleton and York regiment while attending school and five years active service in the Royal Canadian Navy, honorably discharging in 1962 with the rank of Leading Seaman as part of the aircrew flying anti-submarine airplanes. Immediately after leaving the navy, Mr. Crompton, his wife and their infant daughter moved to California. In 1968 they became American citizens. Mr. Crompton joined the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department in 1971. As a deputy he worked Detention, Patrol, Vice, and Narcotics Divisions and crime scene investigator for the Crime Laboratory. He was promoted to sergeant in 1978 and worked the Rapist Task Force out of the Investigation Division, drill instructor with the Los Medanos Police Academy, Patrol, Internal Affairs and coordinator of the Reserve Program. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1986 and worked as the Commander of the East County Sheriff's substation, Communications Division, Detention and the Bureau Commander of the Custody Alternative Bureau. While working for the Sheriff's Department he received his teaching credentials from U.C. Berkeley and taught criminal law at the Los Medanos Police Academy for thirteen years.
The author does an excellent job of describing this series of attacks. Many near misses in the effort to catch this clever, diabolical and sadistic individual. Outstanding. Read morePublished 2 months ago by chipardee
Crompton does a good job of this case review. This are hideous crimes, not TV drama. Having worked on aspects of this case in a city within Contra Costa County, there are some... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is the most comprehensive and thorough examination of the crimes of the East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker written thus far. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Curtis Plant
What a great book. I've been fascinated by the elusive, unapprehended EAR (East Area Rapist, also known as the Original Night Stalker and Golden State Killer) since I first learned... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Alphalover
One with criminally under rated case exposure, although Thomas Harris cranked out a nice token in "Red Dragon", which by accident or synchronistic probability, probably... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kat<3
A lot of credit goes to Larry Crompton for writing such a detailed account of the ear/ons. Lets get the bad out of the way first I can't imagine how much better this book would be... Read morePublished 21 months ago by MT