I first met Gene when he came onto the Monterey County DA's Office, and I was a police officer with the City of Salinas. We established a friendship that saw me become a detective, and Gene become a great defense attorney. If a friendship can survive that, it can survive anything. After I retired, the friendship continued, and we'd get together for dinner on occasion when I was in Salinas. We never let being on opposites sides come between us on a personal level. With Gene gone, there will forever be something missing from my life in Salinas. Fair winds and following seas, my friend. I will miss you.
Fred Schloss, Salinas PD, Retired