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Ramblings: Shoes in the Street

Every once in a while, you see a news story of a pedestrian who is hit by a car. The TV news shows a pair of shoes in the street.

August 6, 2017 · 4 Comments

Ramblings: Not Your Usual Strawberry

This is a story I wish I could present to teen age school kids. It might just discourage a few from drug use. The dictionary defines a “Strawberry” as a woman who trades or sells sex for crack cocaine!

July 9, 2017 · 7 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

Ramblings: Survival Tactics

Any cop worth his salt will tell you that deploying good police tactics will save you a lot of aggravation and probably save your life. The aggravation comes later from the after-action investigation.

June 4, 2017 · 3 Comments

Ramblings: Cops with Mustaches

If you stood 30 cops shoulder to shoulder, three-quarters of them would have a mustache. Hopefully none of them were female!

May 21, 2017 · 6 Comments

Ramblings: A Weird Co-worker

Did you ever have a co-worker who was just weird? No matter how hard you tried, you just couldn’t find a common ground.

May 7, 2017 · 4 Comments

Ramblings: Vell Vhat You Vant to Do Now?

So I’m working PM watch (4PM to midnight) with a probationer who was known as “Zsa Zsa.” She was called Zsa Zsa because she was born in Hungary and had a very thick accent. She would often be heard saying to her partner, “Vell vhat you vant to do now?” Cute the first few times but after hearing it every few minutes it got real old!

April 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Ramblings: Rookie Lessons

The senior officer would ask, “I’ve been shot, do you come to my aid or go after the SOB who shot me?”

April 9, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

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

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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