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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

An Interview with Thonie Hevron

By David Alan Binders This interview appeared in David Alan Binder’s site David Alan Binder’s site today. Thonie Hevron interview with David Alan Binder Bio from her website:    In 1973, on … Continue reading

April 21, 2017 · 4 Comments

The Call Box: The 450 Lb. Sumo Wrestler

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD This tale was told to me many years ago by Dick Moody, a friend and classmate. While assigned a Central radio car (downtown L.A.), he … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Roll Call: The Kitchen Knife and the 5150

By Mikey, Retired LAPD  Rampart Division, 1992, shortly after the riots things were settling down, different, but settling down. Just as this 19-year veteran of the LAPD thinks he has … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Call Box: Marilyn Monroe’s Funeral

How I came to star opposite Marilyn Monroe in her last film. Well, sort of.

April 12, 2017 · 3 Comments

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

The Call Box: Three New Copland Stories

My partner Frank Isbell and I have been assigned a plain clothes stakeout inside an apartment where the occupant has been threatened with death.

April 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

Roll Call: The Norton Avenue Incident

An exciting new story from LAPD’s finest illustrates how cops must be able to think on their feet.

April 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

What’s Up?

I have a fourth book in the wings. I wrote it in the mid-90’s so it needs updating and re-structuring. I hope to have it ready for a publisher/agent later this year.

March 31, 2017 · 7 Comments

Rumors: The worst part about being a lady cop

Originally posted on Misadventures of a Blonde Lady Cop:
“Yeah, that new blonde girl? I heard she slept with one of the instructors at the police academy.” This was the…

March 30, 2017 · 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.



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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