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Thonie Hevron–The stories behind the badge

If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me

This article appeared today in the Press Democrat, a Santa Rosa area newspaper, reprinted from the Washington Post. Mr. Dutta has a reasonable opinion on Ferguson, Missouri and many other incidents … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Back on WordPress…for now

From Thonie: Last month, I launched my new, updated website http://www.thoniehevron.com. The blog component on this site while satisfactory, doesn’t offer the more sophisticated settings that I had on WordPress. So until Wix … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, Driving part 4 of 3

By Hal Collier I swear this is the last Ramblings of Driving! This will be part 4 of a planned trilogy. I have been accused of being verbose (wordy) or … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why people see cops as ‘arrogant’

    Reposted from Quora.com and PoliceOne.com For cops, letting down one’s guard is a good way to get yourself or someone else hurt or killed A question posted recently … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ramblings: Driving part 3 of probably 4

By Hal Collier I’ll bet that all the non-police that read this Ramblings never gave much thought to what it takes to drive a police car. Trust me, it’s more … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Looking Forward to the Challenges that the Day May Bring.”

  This address was presented to the Bishop (California) City Council on the ten year anniversary of the Line-of-Duty death of Officer Richard Perkins-August 15th, 2001. The presenter was his … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ramblings: Driving, part 1 of probably 3

  Hal’s post for today is also on my updated website thoniehevron.com under “Just the Facts, Ma’am.” For now the photos aren’t posted but will be soon. Please bear with me during … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · Leave a comment



August 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Great Evening at Copperfield’s

Last night I read from my book, Intent to Hold, at Copperfield’s Books in Santa Rosa. Copperfield’s is a thriving indie bookstore with seven stores spread over three counties in … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Retirement part 2

By Hal Collier   In the last Ramblings I discussed being G.P. General Public. That just means that I don’t have an automatic source of information from my former employer because … Continue reading

July 27, 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.



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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