Meet the Author

Bruce A Thomason, AuthorI’m a retired police officer with more than 45 years in law enforcement. In 1967, I joined my hometown police department in Beaumont, Texas, rising through the ranks to captain. In 1986, I was appointed chief of police in West Carrollton, Ohio. In 1991, I resigned to accept the chief’s position with the Jacksonville Beach, Florida Police Department. After serving the citizens of Jacksonville Beach more than 21 years, I retired in October 2012.

In my career, I worked in a variety of jobs: Dispatching officers to calls; answering calls as a uniformed patrol officer; investigating crimes ranging from petty thefts to homicides; serving as a supervisor for those police functions; and serving as a police chief more than 26 years.

My assignments through the years had their share of ups and downs, successes and failures, thrills and disappointments. One of the most rewarding eras was the time I spent as a detective, gathering clues trying to figure out the who, what, where, when, why, and how of crimes.

Saving lives, catching bad guys, working with citizens to protect the community; that’s what law enforcement is all about.

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