A native son of San Francisco, Brian Olcomendy was born in 1959. He attended St. Ignatius High School, San Francisco City College, where he starred on the soccer team, and San Diego State University. Olcomendy joined the San Francisco Police Department in 1982. He patrolled from the Central, Potrero and Park stations before being promoted to an inspector in the narcotics bureau in 1999.
On July 26, 2003, Inspector Brian Olcomendy passed away as the result of complications from surgery required after he injured his knee during a “buy/bust” narcotics operation. He is survived by his wife Andrea, and three children; Frank, Kristin, and Melissa, as well as his mother Pat, and sisters Elaine, Teresa, Yvonne, and Nicole and their families. He was preceded in death by his father, the Honorable J. Dominique Olcomendy of the San Francisco Superior Court.
Inspector Olcomendy was a decorated member of the SFPD held in high regard. He was an active member of the Board of Directors of the SFPOA; a member of the California Narcotics Officers Association and the San Francisco Bay Area Law Enforcement Emerald Society. He was the commissioner of the Police Softball League, a member of the Park Islanders, and a Silver Medal member of the S.F. Police Soccer Club. Described as, “generous to a fault,” Inspector Olcomendy also helped coordinate the SFPD campaign for “Buzz the Fuzz”, a charity that grants wishes to terminally ill children.