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.
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”
Don’t Bend was first published in 2018 by Mill City Press under the title Prairie Cove I: Don’t Bend. This revised edition (Don't Bend) has been re-edited by the author.