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Mayor Mark Farrell on the Passing of Police Commissioner Julius Truman

As a longtime member of the Police Commission, Julius Turman provided honest candor and oversight, working tirelessly to make this city safe and secure for everyone. He was a voice of leadership who helped build trust and comradery between the men and women of the police department and San Francisco residents.

Julius was a civic leader, proud defender of human rights and a fierce advocate for equality and justice. He displayed great leadership working with his fellow commissioners to ensure that critical reforms were instituted at the San Francisco Police Department. Julius always spoke forcefully, yet truly, and he gained the well-earned respect of his colleagues and peers for his clear passion and dedication to serving the people of this City.

I am profoundly saddened by his passing. My deepest sympathies and condolences are with his family and friends at this time. 

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As a mark of respect for the memory of Julius Turman, Mayor Farrell has directed flags to be flown at half-staff on Monday from sunrise to sunset at City Hall and San Francisco Police Department buildings.