Just the Facts, Ma'am

Thonie Hevron; bringing you the stories behind the badge

The Call Box: Tom Scebbi

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD In May 1956, I graduated from the Los Angeles Police Academy along with 33 fellow recruits. Some of the lucky ones went straight to patrol, … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ramblings Reprise: Foot Beat Stories 3

Stories of LAPD foot beat adventures.

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s Going On?

News about the PSWA Conference and new novel WITH MALICE AFORETHOUGHT

July 20, 2016 · 2 Comments

Ramblings: More Foot Beat Stories

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD My apologies for posting this and Hal’s last in the wrong order. This should have been “Foot Beat Stories One” and his previous post should … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Call Box: There Will Be Blood

  By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD   It was either 1960 or 61 when my partner, Frank Isbell and I caught the dream job for the summer: we were assigned … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ramblings Reprise: Foot Beat Stories

By Hal Collier, LAPD Retired We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us. This was originally posted 7/24/2013. Thought you might … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Call Box: Perceptions

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD Perception—an interesting word as any police officer will tell you. The luxury of calm reflection is not always possible. Too often, it is “act and … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

Ramblings: The Mistress

Through all this you’ll fall in love with the job.

July 3, 2016 · 3 Comments

Donut County Cop: Cop Brain

 Link to original post on UniformStories.com  10 Signs You Definitely Have Cop Brain Written by  Donut County Cop <!– –> Michael Kappel/Flickr.com It develops pretty quickly in some of us, … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, 9-11-2001 in LA

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD Ramblings: 9/11/2001 for June 26th, 2016 9-11-2001:  Just about everyone can tell you where they were on 9-11-2001 when four airplanes were hijacked and two … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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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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