An Ordinary Life.

About Me

ACAB, or for those who still like to use English, “All Coppers Are Bastards”. Shouting that at a Police Officer is a bit like lowering the volume on your car radio when you are looking for an address. You may think it will do something but in reality it is not going to make any difference at all.

I had to divorced my parents at the end of 1979 in order to take the Queens shilling and join the Police. I was officially “sworn in” and allowed be a “real bastard” in uniform and as a detective for the next 30 years.

Like any Police officer I have a lifetime of stories to tell. Most you will not believe, but all of them are true. 

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A life in the Police
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Being a Detective

It's not a job: It's your life.

“Being a detective can be the loneliest job in the world. Friends of the victim are upset and in despair, but sooner or later , they go back to their everyday lives. For the closest family it takes longer, but for the most part, to some degree, they too get over the grieving and despair. Life has to go on; it does go on. The unsolved crimes keep gnawing away and in the end there’s only one person left who thinks night and day about the victim: the detective who is left with the investigation.”

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