Nobody, I'm just another sap in the crowd!
I'm older than most and younger than some at fifty-eight. I've hung out with the likes of Richard Ramirez (The Night Stalker), Randy Craft, everyone you can think of, theives, rapists and murderers. I've bought and sold drugs. I've hurt people and helped them. I've laid in wait for some and stumbled across others. I've baby sat the dead and I've seen the light leave the eyes of the living. I've chased people on foot through neighborhoods and by car on city streets. I've hung out with atheists and satan worshipers. I've searched for body parts in the middle of the night. I've even tried to breathe life into the dead. I was a cop for twenty-six years, retired now. Yeah, someone most people love to hate.
I worked for three departments in my career. First, the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Next, the Perris Police Department. No not the one in France, Texas or Arkansas, the one in Southern California. A place I do believe has all the potential in the world but not the leadership to make it happen for those living their. And last but not least, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. In my career I've worked in the Patrol Division, Detective Division in numerous assignments, Narcotics, Special Enforcement Teams and Community Oriented Policing. I've worked in the courts and of course the jails. My last assignment was at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta.
And almost last but not least I'd like to say this! To those who I've come in contact with, arrested or just interacted with over my career I have one thing to say! Each of you were a son, daughter, brother, sister, mother or father of someone else. Human beings in the end, just like me.
I've been married for thirty-six years.
My wife and I have two grown children. We are both retired from the County of Riverside.
I remember it like it was yesterday, the day I started Law Enforcement. They asked why I wanted to be a cop. I said I wanted to help people! I sure didn't do it for the money. But at the end of my career it seems most are doing it for the money! I get it! It is a well-paying job now. I guess in the end I'm one of those who believed I could make a difference and tried. Besides all that, if I had wanted people to like me I would've been a Fireman!