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Medical Retirement: How I Handled My Inner Liar

Medical Retirement: How I Handled My Inner Liar

Welcome to 2018, where resolutions are put into effect (for a month at least) and change is on the menu. For me the biggest change comes with my retirement! I served my department for 16.5 years and due to an injury I was medically retired. […]

What I’m Reading 2018 – Week 1

What I’m Reading 2018 – Week 1

The first week in 2018 is in the books and just like I promised, I finished three books this week! I found the pace challenging but the benefits were awesome. I was forced to turn off the tv more often and be more conscientious about […]

What are You Leaving Behind? Transfer P1

What are You Leaving Behind? Transfer P1

Transfer theory: What are you leaving behind? Part I It is a cold and stormy night. (Don’t all great crime novels start out this way?) You get the call over the crackling radio to respond to an address regarding a strange smell. You arrive and […]

Looking for Trouble

Looking for Trouble

Someone told me that law enforcement is the only profession in which an individual goes out looking for trouble. This is true! But let me share with you what “trouble” looks like. Trouble looks like a homeless woman curled up on the sidewalk in the […]

Who Am I to Write Memoir

Who Am I to Write Memoir

Writing  memoir smacks of self indulgence and self importance or maybe its the insecurity in me that resists it. I continue write memoir for two reasons really; because a therapist once told me that my life had the makings of a very interesting read (maybe […]

Rookie Police Officer – Day One

Rookie Police Officer – Day One

I stood in the locker room and looked at myself in the mirror. I was getting sworn in as a police officer in about 15 minutes and I was carefully examining myself in the mirror to ensure I looked perfect in my new uniform. I […]