Just the Facts, Ma'am

Thonie Hevron; bringing you the stories behind the badge

Roll Call: The Female Chippie and the DUI

By Mikey, Retired LAPD The year is 1983 and I am working as a PT (Physical Training)/Self-Defense instructor at the LAPD academy, then located in Elysian Park. At that time, … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · 5 Comments

This Job is Killing Me: Pete Klismet

“Ok, I’m too fat. Oh, I know… I’ll just go get a gastric bypass!”

June 23, 2017 · 3 Comments

This Job is Killing Me: Nancy Sartor

Pumping Iron as a Golden Ager By Nancy Sartor I’m a golden ager by several years. My day job kept me on my feet, moving, walking downtown sidewalks, etc. When … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Call Box: The King and I

It is about 1960 and I am a policeman working Metro, the division that seems to do a little of everything. This day, I have been assigned uniformed security for the King of Cambodia.

June 21, 2017 · 3 Comments

Ramblings: Movie Premieres

I mentioned that I worked more movie premieres than Siskel and Ebert. All of them off duty—we needed the extra money to feed our growing kids and make sure they dressed in the latest clothes approved by their peers

June 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

This Job is Killing Me: Judy Alter

Things I have never willingly done: kayaking, distance swimming, tennis, golf, basketball, softball, volleyball, mountain climbing, diving, marathons and a whole long list of vigorous exercises.

June 16, 2017 · 8 Comments

This Job is Killing Me: Judy Alter

Things I have never willingly done: kayaking, distance swimming, tennis, golf, basketball, softball, volleyball, mountain climbing, diving, marathons and a whole long list of vigorous exercises.

June 16, 2017 · 3 Comments

The Call Box: Daydreaming in Copland

By Ed Meckle, Retired  LAPD What follows is a collection of random thoughts, of people, places and things. No rhyme or reason, just remembering… River Dwellers I am a policeman … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · 4 Comments

Roll Call: LAPD’s First PIT Maneuver

During 2005, the department was training its officers on the Pursuit Intervention Technique or PIT maneuver. The PIT was to be performed at speeds below 35 MPH and other rules and procedures were in cooperated in the pursuit training/policy.

June 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

This Job is Killing Me: Dave Freedland

Although I’ve experienced over ten orthopedic surgeries related to on-duty injuries, Shotokan karate has been a critical factor in my rehabilitation. I’ve continued to train for over 30 years, now into my 60’s

June 9, 2017 · 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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Schedule

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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