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When Characters Jack Your Story

By Thonie Hevron I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m an outliner. I need a roadmap showing where my story is going. A lifetime of structure will do … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ramblings, part 8, Miscellaneous-A Slow Chase

By Hal Collier Hal is a thirty-five year veteran of LAPD. We are pleased he is sharing his stories with us.   The following story is true, best to my … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Just Do It

By Thonie Hevron Last night, at the invitation of interviewer Suzanne Lang, two other local authors, Armando Garcia Davila and Carrie Cader Ludtke and I were interviewed (KOWS—really—radio 107.3 FM … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Ramblings, part 7, Miscellaneous-Practical Joke Target

By Hal Collier Hal is a thirty-five year veteran of LAPD. We are pleased he is sharing his stories with us.   The following story is true. Lately I’ve used … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

Guest post: John Wills on HEALER’s debut

Today’s post is by John Wills, author of Healer. His law enforcement creds are included below. I like furthering LE authors when I can. I know you’ll enjoy reading about … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ramblings: Miscellaneous, part 6-Extortion Can Be Fun

By Hal Collier Hal is a thirty-five year veteran of LAPD. We are pleased he is sharing his stories with us.   The following stories are true to the best … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Doggone it!

While By Force or Fear is temporarily suspended from publication I can now say that it should be back soon. The publisher, Oak Tree Press, is  working feverishly to rectify … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Moment to Savor

By Thonie Hevron As an Army brat, we traveled while I was growing up. One of my earliest memories was of making friends with Patsy Simmons, another brat in my … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

Ramblings: Miscellaneous, part 5-A Smart Burglar

   by Hal Collier Hal is a thirty-five year veteran of LAPD. We are pleased he is sharing his stories with us.   The following story is true. In my … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Body of Texas Deputy Found in Lake

This is a particularly sad story for me. Many people (yes, even those of us on the job) underestimate the force of nature that constitutes a flood. I worked the … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cop Talk

For all things about cop culture-the work, the family, the days off.

The purpose of this page is to educate writers of all genres to be accurate in their portrayal of law enforcement professionals. This includes meter maids (I was a "lovely Rita" many years ago), dispatcher, patrol officers, detectives, and administrators.

I have many resources in my 35 year career in California law enforcement. I index and explain common errors that found in all media. Guests will also post about police professionalism today and tomorrow as well as historical articles about the way things used to be, "back in the day".

Examples of police media myths: missing persons cannot be reported by anyone but the family; missing persons reports can't be taken until the subject has been missing 24 hours; all cops eat donuts.

You get my drift.

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Just the Facts, Ma'am posts Sundays and Wednesdays. Guest writers Gerry Goldshine, Hal Collier, Melissa Kositzin and sometime Woody Hoke take us through the days and nights of those who protect and serve. Extra postings will include California 'Officer Down' notices or something special. I will update progress of my current literary project as they develop. --Thonie Hevron

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© Thonie Hevron, Just the Facts, Ma'am 2010-present. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Thonie Hevron with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Thank you.

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