Just the Facts, Ma'am

Thonie Hevron–The stories behind the badge

Revenge and FLIR

The following story is true and comes from the memory of an old retired street cop.  These incidents happened and all on your tax dollar.   Dale Hickerson and I are … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

Backdoor Publishing Gig

By Thonie Hevron This article is a re-post from Marilyn Meredith’s blog, Marilyn’s Musings which appeared June 21, 2015. Marilyn posts about writing, her appearances and often has guest poster … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ramblings, Characters, Jimmy Long Stick

The following stories are true to the best of my memory which is considered good. That’s because I still remember to wear my own underwear and shave with the black razor … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Let’s Talk about Filming the Police

Captain Craig Schwartz of the Santa Rosa (California) Police Department writes about police matters in his Facebook Santa Rosa Police page. He has given permission to re-post his article. For the … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, Hollywood Sign and Georgia Jones

First, my apologies for the tardiness of this post. We’ve been out of town all week and hubby and I both came down with a nasty flu. Being sick in a … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Emotional Graduation

An example of one thing a cop did that was right. KTVU television Facebook page ORANGE COUNTY, Texas (FOX NEWS)— A police officer who had tell an 18-year-old last week … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, Characters, Stinky Steve

By Hal Collier LAPD, Retired We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us.  The following stories are true.  The character unfortunately … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Road Trip Photos

In mid-May, my husband Danny and I took a road trip up to the Dry Creek area of Sonoma County. Our purpose was to take photos to use for research … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Ramblings, Character Angelyne

By Hal Collier LAPD, Retired We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us.   Character: Angelyne   Angelyne has had her face … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, Radio Call from Hell

By Hal Collier LAPD, Retired We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us. The following story is true. I call this one, “The … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 5 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.


Thonie Hevron


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

Just the Facts, Ma’am copyright

© 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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