The LAPD honors Jack Nicholson -- Why the police force chose the star recipient

By Tricia Laine
Updated October 09, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT
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It’s clear why the LAPD honored Angie Dickinson, a.k.a. Police Woman’s Sgt. Pepper Anderson, at its 1997 Jack Webb Awards. But what made the cops give this year’s trophy to Jack Nicholson, who once used a golf club to smash the windshield of a Mercedes that cut him off in traffic? ”Nicholson’s done things the public doesn’t know about to help officers,” says event chairman Arthur M. Kassel, who notes Jack’s good deeds include making appearances on behalf of the force and charing the Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament. Hey they have golf clubs there, don’t they?

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