E.S. Louis is the pen name of a retired, highly decorated veteran cop of 33 years on a major city police department and a retired Sergeant with 17 years in grade. During those years, he acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science; Master of Education; Master of Arts in Criminal Justice; a Juris Doctor degree; and, he is a Marine Corps Veteran of two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. Louis is also a Life Member of MENSA.
Don't Bend follows street cop and eventual Police Sergeant, Booker T. Hampton from his conception on the Texas prairie, his birth in Prairie Cove, USA, and his insertion as a patrol officer onto the streets of Prairie Cove.
This true-to-life story, from the imagination of retired police Sergeant, E.S. Louis, exposes the fallacy of citizens’ support of questionable police practices and procedures when they result in murder and unjust incarceration of the very citizens that police are sworn to serve and protect.
Active as well as retired police officers encouraged Louis to write this book for adult citizens and for police of all generations. Louis’ intent is to effect changes in our society that will discourage police use of Excessive Force and the unaware citizen’s support of police who commit unlawful acts against the citizens they vowed to serve and protect.
E. S. Louis dedicates this book to the noble women and men who are professional at “policing” and who understand the difference between “Community Policing” and “Soldiering”.