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Officer Jane Warner

 
 
Anne Warner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 30, 2013
1. Anne Warner Marker
Inscription. Jane Warner spent two decades keeping the peace in the city's Castro, Noe Valley and Mission neighborhoods as a San Francisco Patrol Special Police Officer. To her many friends, she was simply known as "Officer Jane".

She was dedicated not only to the business owners who contracted with her for her neighborbood safety services, but also to protecting the residents and visitors in the area she patrolled. She was a long time columnist for the Bay Area Reporter, penning the LGBT crime column.

Her career began in Hawaii, first as a Deputy Sheriff and later as a undercover police officer for the Honolulu Police Department. She became the first woman and out lesbian officer in the San Anselmo Police Department.

In addition to her love of law enforcement, Jane Warner loved animals and dogs in particular, captured her heart.

The City and County of San Francisco dedicated the Jane Warner Plaza on what would have been her 54th birthday, November 7th, 2010.
 
Erected 2012.
 
Location. 37° 45.75′ N, 122° 26.1′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Castro Street and 17th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Officer Anne Warner Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 30, 2013
2. Officer Anne Warner Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here on the right, mounted to the planter box. The Twin Peaks Tavern, visible on the left, was designated a historical landmark in January, 2013, by the City of San Francisco and is considered the first gay bar in the US to have clear glass windows, i.e. in some sense the first "out" gay bar.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia Woolf (within shouting distance of this marker); Castro Street Historical Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); Jane Addams (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rainbow Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Harvey Milk (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee Williams (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Baldwin (about 300 feet away); AIDS Memorial Quilt (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. San Francisco Special Neighborhood Policing Memorial Page for Officer Anne Warner. (Submitted on April 4, 2013.)
2. Jane Warner, Patrol Special Officer, Dies. The Bay Area Reporter's obituary (5/13/2010) for Anne Warner, providing detail on her life and career. (Submitted on April 4, 2013.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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