By Mikey, Retired LAPD Ventura pursuit, the CHP and the spike strips It was early Summer ’93 and I was working Rampart Day Watch as the Watch Commander with the … Continue reading
Is there anything in life that doesn’t require multi-tasking skills of some sort or another? At any stage in life?
So, this is not a lecture but a tale, The Tale of the Master Burglar, or the burglar’s burglar.
Who answers your phone? By Judy Alter We don’t have secretaries any more. The women—and increasingly, men—who do that are now administrative assistants. But back in the day, I was … Continue reading
Early in my cop career, I had visions of bad guys trying to do me harm but one dream really stands out. I was in Hollywood just south of Hollywood Boulevard in a parking lot. I was chasing this dirt bag in a trench coat.
Before becoming a full-time novelist, I made a career in law enforcement. Most of that time was as a 911 dispatcher.
In the early nineties, I was working on the Complex Transportation Team. We were responsible for moving inmates from one facility to another inside our prison. We also transported to other local facilities such as county jails (LA, Orange, Feds, etc.), and sometimes upstate if the state bus crews had wheelchair bound inmates their buses.
Well, that was fun! I just threw my writing rituals out the window. It was unintentional, but thorough in every way.
By Mikey, Retired LAPD On the LAPD, if I say the 647f (drunk in public) had a “Short Dog,” I’m talking about his wine bottle. I have several “short stories” … Continue reading