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Patricia Burris met “Uncle Carl” in 1977, when she married into the Shy family. She soon would learn one heck of a hoops story and would – 37 years later – wind up in possession of his 1936 Olympic gold medal. Burris used to visit Carl Shy in Seal Beach, where he had retired in Leisure World with Laura, his wife of 39 years. He had completed a 20-year career as a captain and detective with the Los Angeles Police Department, and used to talk about mysterious cases. He even gave his nephew and Burris’ late husband, Michael, an opium scale as a souvenir from a drug raid.