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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Fugitive Cops, Judo and Homicide

Police-Writers.com is a website that lists state and local police officers who have written books. Police-writers.com added three police officers to the website: George Thompson, Robert Davis and Kent Perry.

George J. Thompson is the President and Founder of the Verbal Judo Institute, a tactical training and management firm now based in Auburn, NY. Doc Thompson, aka "Doc Rhino," has an eclectic background, having taught English on the High School level English Literature on the university level. Until 1999, George Thompson was a Class A reserve deputy for the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office (New Mexico). Also a martial artist, he holds Black Belts in Judo & Taekwondo. Doc has created the only Tactical Communication course in the world.

George Thompson has written four books on Verbal Judo, each analyzing ways to defuse conflict and redirect behavior into more positive channels. Dr. George Thompson is the author of Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion; Verbal Judo: Redirecting Behavior With Words; and, Verbal Judo: Words as a Force Option. He is the co-author of The Verbal Judo Way of Leadership – Empowering the Thin Blue Line.

According to the book description of The Verbal Judo Way of
Leadership – Empowering the Thin Blue Line “For many years Dr. Thompson has sought to present the Verbal Judo philosophy on leadership in written form. “Drawing from Dr. Thompson’s street and courtroom proven Verbal Judo philosophy and his co-author’s dual careers as an Army Special Forces combat leader and civilian peace officer “The Verbal Judo Way of Leadership – Empowering the Thin Blue Line from the Inside Up” is MUST reading for the 21st Century law enforcement officer, First Responder, and military man or woman intent on achieving true success as a leader in his or her chosen profession.”

Robert L. Davis is a former police officer with the New Orleans Police Department. At the age of 22 he joined the New Orleans Police Department and within his first year he was arrested for police related corruption and facing 30 years in prison. Rather than face the charges he fled, becoming a fugitive for over 20 years.

Robert Davis’ book, Cop Out, “is a true account of how a former police officer survived as a fugitive while evading authorities and eventually surrendered to God. This narrative approach of survival and skill encompasses a diversity of stories and experiences, including life in wooded terrain and survival as a fugitive for over twenty years. This account serves as a means for the readers to envision challenges as a true survivor leading to surrender regardless of the outcome. Reflections are provided to aid readers' understanding of this lengthy journey from periods of atheism to acceptance of God.”

Kent Perry retired after serving 28 years with the Portland Police Bureau. As a detective, he investigated more than 100 homicides. His is the author of Quarter Moon Rising. According to one reader/reviewer, “Quarter Moon Rising is a quick-paced, fun to read book. The characters are raw, and the story is intricate without being overly complicated. While I'm not, nor have I ever been a police officer, I am a fan of the genre. This book ranks up at the top of my list, and I look forward to future releases by Perry.”

Police-Writers.com now hosts 605
police officers (representing 260 police departments) and their 1263 books in six categories, there are also listings of United States federal law enforcement employees turned authors, international police officers who have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.

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