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On the morning of my 21st birthday I became the youngest man to have ever pinned on the badge of an Oakland police officer. On that date, I could vote, I could legally drink, and I was armed.

The feel and cut of a police uniform, the smell and weight of leather belts, a holstered gun, highly polished black boots, the silver star over my left tit, and the requisite metal-rimmed dark glasses, assaulted my senses like an opiate each night in the ...
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Overview

On the morning of my 21st birthday I became the youngest man to have ever pinned on the badge of an Oakland police officer. On that date, I could vote, I could legally drink, and I was armed.

The feel and cut of a police uniform, the smell and weight of leather belts, a holstered gun, highly polished black boots, the silver star over my left tit, and the requisite metal-rimmed dark glasses, assaulted my senses like an opiate each night in the police locker room. Overnight, I was inducted into a frenzied life of violence, risk, sexual exploration, and deception. I bonded with a group of men who fed a similar appetite.

I physically transformed myself by gaining forty pounds of lean hard muscle in the first year. The mental transformation was just as dramatic.

In the subterranean caverns of the Oakland YMCA I stood naked and dripping wet at the edge of the swimming pool. A man who recognized the growing hungers within me offered more than friendship. He was an Oakland Police lieutenant.

For the next three years, I literally stood shoulder to shoulder in uniform with other cops. I drank with other cops. I worked out in the gym with other cops. I attended college classes with other cops. I vacationed with other cops. I loved other cops.

The language isn’t flowery, the subject matter may be coarse, and the images may assault your sensibilities. Sometimes life hands us more than we could have imagined. I reveled in it.
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Editorial Reviews

John Palozzi
This book will make you break out laughing at times, and at others bring tears to your eyes. It’s all true. It really happened, and you will learn things you never would have learned from any other source. It’s one of those books you just can’t put down, and Mr. Damron’s writing skills make it easy to read. Prepare to be shocked!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014648974
  • Publisher: Wilbur Damron
  • Publication date: 6/28/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 444
  • File size: 610 KB

Meet the Author

Will Damron is a new author. For this book he has drawn on his experiences as an Oakland police officer in the late 60ies. He grew up in the desert south of Phoenix, Arizona and moved to Oakland, California at the age of 21. After his time on the Oakland P. D. he has had countless life experiences as a fire fighter, owner of two restaurants, systems analyst, financial executive, construction manager, teacher and lecturer on gifted education. He also enjoyed in his life, a three-year cruise in his 39-ft. sailboat, down the west coast of the Americas and throughout the Caribbean. He is currently working on a five book series of scientifically based fiction. "Death Clock" will be the first. You can read more about Will on his website, www.damronbooks.com.
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