The Last Ride of the Old Peacekeepers
The Moment within the Moment
About the Book
The Last Ride of the Old Peacekeepers is a compilation of over 125 stories and pictures of some of the hilarious, dangerous, and emotional interactions that Bill Matthews enjoyed during his thirty years in law eenforcement. He recalls moments when he was called upon to put his life on the line as well as behind-the-scenes details that never show up in incident reports. He also takes stock of those decisions that happen in a moment inside a moment—decisions that can and do change lives forever. Most of all, he celebrates the brotherhood of officers that he loves. The stories he shares all occurred from 1977 to 2008, before the reformation of police departments when officers were taught to use their hands without hesitation—to save the lives of suspects, the public, as well as their fellow officers. The overall account serves as an important reminder that police officers are human beings that work tirelessly to put away the bad guys to keep everyone safe.
About the Author
Bill Matthews earned a degree in criminal justice and is a graduate of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. He was the chief detective in a small town in East Tennessee. He now spends his days writing about the many escapades of his career in law enforcement. He lives in East Tennessee with his wife and a plethora of animals, from peacocks to pigs.