Just the Facts, Ma'am

Thonie Hevron; bringing you the stories behind the badge

The Call Box: The Blue Chip Bandit

Any officer can quote the old “crime makes you stupid” axiom. In keeping with that thought, let me introduce –the Blue Chip Bandit.

March 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Ramblings: Hey, I’m a Good Guy!

Sometimes the good guys look like really bad guys. Read how Hal Collier handled a bad guy sighting.

March 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Call Box: More Copland Stories

Agents from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agency (ATF) had set up a sting to nab an organized crime figure (also ex-con) in possession of a firearm.

March 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ramblings: Lost on Loan, part 3

Last Ramblings, I couldn’t find another officer who needed help when I was on loan to another division. This time I got lost looking for a whole police station

March 19, 2017 · 5 Comments

The Call Box: Another Copland Story

Sometimes a victim’s identification can be tricky.

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ramblings: Lost Again

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD In my last Ramblings, I described being assigned radio calls outside your division. I will now describe being loaned to another division and still getting lost. … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · 7 Comments

The Call Box: Where Were You?

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD This is a particularly moving story. You might have heard of The Onion Field, the movie or Joseph Wambaugh’s book. For those of you who … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Ramblings: Have You Ever Been Lost?

 This is about a call for police service and the cops can’t find the location.

March 5, 2017 · 6 Comments

The Call Box: More Copland Stories

Out there in “Copland,” there are at least that many stories just concerning the courts—quirky judges, inept attorneys, naïve victims, witless witnesses and dumb defendants.

March 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

Ramblings: It Happens Every Year

It happens every year at this time. It’s called, “Flu Season.”  That’s right. It strikes without warning and it can bring grown men to their knees. It affects men, women and kids alike and even can cause weakness in the elderly

February 26, 2017 · 1 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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