Commisioner Pudinski was my first CHP Commissioner in 1973. I vividly remember how proud we all were to have the first CHP commander every selected from within the ranks of the department, a tradition that has been unbroken since his excellent service set such a fine example. I was pleased to eventually meet and represent Commissioner Pudinski as his local CHP Commander and legislator. The CHP has lost a giant in our history. We pray he is enjoying the benifits of his outstanding labors.