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Mementos Mori

I held a chilled crystal glass in my left hand while my right index finger traced the spines of a dozen books on a shelf just above my head, and I smiled to myself. more »

Sep 11, 2014 On The Beat

Sleep of the Civil Servant

Sleep. I’ve spent a sizeable amount of my career on midnight shift, and of all the excitement, all the different things I’ve seen and done, that is the one word that comes to mind. more »

Sep 4, 2014 On The Beat

Protect And Serve

While I am loath to broach the topic after the media circus that has (clearly unintentionally) caused its own media circus regarding the audacity of police to respond aggressively to having shots fired ... more »

Aug 28, 2014 On The Beat

One Cop’s View of Ferguson, Missouri

You can believe you are right. You can believe that your first hearing of a tragic story is absolutely, completely accurate with zero margin for error and just run with it... more »

Aug 21, 2014 On The Beat (1 Comments)

Love Poem to My Batmobile

Officer Alex recalls good times with his sweet, sweet Caprice. more »

Aug 14, 2014 On The Beat

The Power, the Passion...The Stakeout

"Whoever went to the trouble of seizing this $200 dollar piece of sh...in the name of the Great State of Tennessee will always have my respect, and I hope to this day it was crushed somewhere with dignity.” more »

Aug 7, 2014 On The Beat

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