Trusten P. Causey Lofland, center, gets emotional during a ceremony honoring him at the Long Beach (Calif.) Police Department on September 12, 2013. Lofland, sitting with his wife Patricia Lofland, left, is comforted by his fellow former CHP officer Tony Rios as LBPD Police Chief talks about Lofland. The former cop joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 at the age of 17. He went on to be hired by the Long Beach Police Department in 1950 as the third African American officer. He also served on the CHP for 29 years.