I am a retired Forensic Crime Scene Investigator from Norfolk, Virginia.
Born in 1950 in Lexington Ky., I was brought up in Dolton Illinois, a Southern Suburb of Chicago.
Graduating from high school in 1968, I entered the military and stayed in service until 1973. Being discharged in Norfolk Virginia I stayed there as my parents had retired and were on a vacation trip in every state in the United States.
I worked as a job printer in Norfolk until 1975 when I joined the Norfolk Police Department in Norfolk Va. I worked 5 years in the Patrol Division and 25 years in the Detective Division with the last 17 of those years as a Forensic Crime Scene Investigator. Thirty years later, I retired.
Becoming bored with retirement after a couple of months, I got a job as a Service Technician with a local pool company. While working on a job site, I was accidently struck in the head with a piece of wood. I sustained a sub-dural hematoma and had to have emergency surgery. I had 4 strokes on the operating table which put me into a 3 week comma. Upon awakening from the comma, I found I was paralyzed on the right side of my body, which used to be my strong side. It has been 2 years now and I have rehabed myself but am left with a permanent cane assisted limp.
I had the idea for my book while still in service as a Crime Scene Investigator but didn't complete it until after my retirement..
My book is about actual cases I have investigated but with a special twist. One of my cases was the shooting suicide of a well decorated WWII Army veteran. While still in the victim's house with the victim, waiting for the removal service to take the victim to the Medical Examiners Office, I was contacted by the victim's spirit/ghost (fiction of course). Frank, the victim;s spirit/ghost comes and goes throughout the book giving me hints and tips in an attempt to assist me with some of my more serious cases.
I also talk about the time I spent in New York City immediately after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center building at 9-11. I talk about the various dutes I performed while assisting the NYPD, searching for victim's remains at Ground Zero, walking foot beats, working in the Bomb Squad (Acutual accounts).
I made a website for my book. It's my first website and it might stink, I'm not sure. It is justanothercase.com
I enjoy Crime Fiction Books and Mysteries, too many to mention individually.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
I like action adventure movies, such as Death Wish, Next, Tora,Tora,Tora, Live Free or Die Hard, all of the Die Hards, Dirty Harry series and other Clint Eastwood movies and many many more. I also like the old movies I saw when I was young like Flash Gordon (Buster Crab version), James Cagney movies, Charlie Chan and many more.
I also like some of the older TV shows (comedies).
I have seen several Forensic TV shows and I have found some of them pretty good but some of them are, in my opinion, ridiculous.
Can anyone recommend a good place to post an ebook? I have redone my published book and want to offer it as an E-book also. I know there are some "in's and out's" to it, I'm just not too familiar with E-books. Any info will be appreciated.
"Just Another Case"
Posted on February 14, 2009 at 1:17am — 5 Comments
Thanks. I actually forgot about this site until I got a friend request the other day. I could have used your help when I was writing the crime scenes in my first book....I guess I still could. It's not published yet.
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