My “Joe” is now in the FBI

Monday, April 26, 2010 at 5:52 am

One of the main characters in my book, “Joe,” is loosely based on my partner who worked the streets with me when we were on the force. He is now with the FBI working white collar cyber crime. “Joe” was a very good officer – smart, fast, strong – that it surprises me he’s content to keep his work now confined to a computer screen. I asked him about it…he said he does miss getting “out there” but he’s also sure he would get bored from it should he ever return to the streets.

“Joe” will be transferred soon to a bigger city with bigger headaches and probably bigger, more complex crimes. He can handle them, of course. But when I think of “Joe,” I will always think of the man leading his K-9 on chases or, more than likely, taking care of them all on his own.

Categories: On the Job

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