Mini but mighty

Monday, January 11, 2010 at 9:10 am

I’m not a big person – I know that. I’m rather short, not fat – just proportional. I guess that’s why so many people are shocked that I used to be a police officer. I had tools, of course, to level the playing field on the job, but most often my words were able to […]

Categories: On the Job

Fiction or not?

Monday, January 11, 2010 at 8:09 am

Someone asked me if the scene of the chase through the woods with the K9 was true or not. You bet. It was a surreal night, almost exactly as I wrote it. I consider myself an adrenaline junky, and that search met all my heart-racing needs…

Categories: On the Job

Pepper spray and me

Monday, January 11, 2010 at 6:58 am

Did you know that to carry pepper spray in Florida as a police office, you must first be sprayed with it? When I joined my department, two men and I met in street clothes and old T-shirts for the “blessing.” Each of us had a bucket of cold water with which to rinse. We each […]

Categories: On the Job