One Policeman's Lights and Siren

One Policeman's Lights and Siren

by Russell S. Smith


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One Policeman's Lights and Siren is a collection of events that occurred during a young policeman's career. The pages reveal why retired police chief Russell Smith became a policeman in the first place. The chapters let you travel through some of the most memorable events within his early police career. "Good read," wrote author and retired Chief Joe Gibson, "Lights and Siren will be of interest to officers as well as to those who have never carried a badge... Chief Smith's memories give us a rare look at the inside of an officer's experience and what it means." Educational, exciting, sad, unique and funny.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449986131
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/25/2010
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Russell S. Smith was born in Uvalde, Texas. He started writing poems and short stories long before he graduated from high school in 1969. He attended Southwest Texas Junior College, Howard College and Angelo State University; the majority of his classes dealt with criminal justice.

His law enforcement career began as a reserve deputy with the Tom Green County Sheriff's Department in 1977 and ended when he retired as the San Angelo's Police Chief in 1999. This experience spurred his professional writing career when he sold his first article to a police trade magazine in 1980.

Russell spent five years as an outdoor columnist for the San Angelo Standard-Times and several magazines. He received numerous awards for his writing and photography from the Texas Outdoor Writers' Association. The Gun That Wasn't There was his first non-fiction book. His second was No Reason to Kill; about the murder of Sheila Elrod, a 20-year-old San Angelo girl killed during a jewelry store robbery in 1980. His third is One Policeman's Lights and Siren.

Russell and his wife Linda live in San Angelo, Texas. They have two married children and four grandchildren.

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