Book Description

From the Inside Flap I was born a sharecropper?s son outside of Kennett, Missouri. My parents migrated to lower Michigan when I was two. I became infatuated with law enforcement, my childhood heroes being old west marshals and sheriffs. I grew up defending the weak and timid and then put on the uniform of the U.S. Army to defend my country during Vietnam. My primary MOS, or military occupational speciality, was as a medic. I went on to also serve as a clerk, tank crewman, intelligence specialist and a military policeman. I realized my ultimate dream when I became a certified police officer in the fall of 1980. I served as a patrolman, sergeant, detective, training officer and assistant chief of police. I held a license for six years as a private investigator. I served as a village councilman and then as mayor. This is my story, Dreams in Blue. Read more