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A Badge, a Gun, an Attitude

25 Years as a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff


by Mark Grossman

Format: softcover (6×9)
Pages: [192]
Bibliographic Info: Photos, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7045-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3078-6
Imprint: Exposit Books

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About the Book

During his 25 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Dean Scoville advanced from nervous recruit to seasoned patrol sergeant to silver-tongued spokesperson. His candid memoir chronicles the personal experiences of police work—the tedium of guarding jail inmates versus the consternation of shoot/don’t-shoot scenarios—and offers an insider’s view of iconic moments in law enforcement, including the capture of “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez and the 1992 L.A. Riots. Along the way he examines a profession increasingly beleaguered by inimical agendas, administrative cowardice and fiscal restraints.

About the Author(s)

Dean Scoville worked a wide variety of assignments during his 25-year career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department—custody, patrol deputy, public information officer, sergeant, crime prevention/community outreach coordinator, patrol supervisor, detective—and published many articles as a freelance writer. Following his retirement from the LASD, Dean worked as an associate editor for Police magazine and authored the award-winning Shots Fired column for the magazine.

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