I am a RETIRED Dallas (Texas) Police Department Detective. I grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and left when inducted into the U.S. Army in 1966 after being married for two days.
Still married 46 years later. Joined the Dallas Police Department in 1968 upon discharge from active duty and retired after 32 years service.
Most of my career was spent in the Traffic Division, radar enforcement, then freeway patrol, then accident investigator and the last 23 years as a Detective assigned to the Vehicle Crimes Unit where I mostly did the at scene and followup investigations of fatal automobile accidents, including the prosecution of Felony Hit and Run (known as Failure to Stop and Render Aid in Texas), Involuntary Manslaughter, Intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Assault (cause serious bodily injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident where intoxication was a contributing factor) cases.
Taught Advanced Accident Investigation and Accident Reconstruction at the Regional Police Academy, Arlington, Texas, Dallas Police Department Academy and at the Southwest Legal Foundation at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Interests are history, digital photography and historical research.