Pat DuVal was born and raised in the Colored Town section of Fort Pierce, Florida at a time when segregation was harsh, and it looked like blacks and whites would never live in harmony. Pat escaped the ugliness of the Deep South when he went into the Army. When he finished his service at Ft. Ord in California, Pat became the first black deputy in Monterey County. There, he found a much more diverse culture. It was quite startling at first but he was a true pioneer. In California Pat followed his dream of singing, everything from opera to country to rock-‘n’roll, and where he earned the moniker of “The Singing Sheriff”.