New Book Follows One Man’s Journey to Find His Place in the World

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Author Lawrence B. Wark shares his storied life and career in law enforcement

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Lawrence B. Wark’s life is a story filled with universal truths and revelations on the essence of courage and duty. In the new book, “My Permanent Badge”, Wark tells his storied journey through life and his career in law enforcement. In the process of sharing, he paints a remarkable portrait of a man who dared to find his place in the world.

Wark has worked in a medley of jobs; he served in the U.S. Marine Corp and later worked in the frontlines of law enforcement as a police officer. His life and profession have brought him innumerable experiences, ranging from the hilarious to the frustrating to the profound, and gave him his share of struggles and triumphs. Through a narrative that is at equal parts immediate, contemplative and absorbing, Wark takes readers to all of the episodes that highlighted his odyssey while imparting the lessons that he learned along the way. His memoir not only chronicles his emprises, it also offers a glimpse into the field of law enforcement and the rewards and challenges that he encountered.

Brilliant in its honesty and ultimately inspiring, “My Permanent Badge” is a celebration of life in all its grandeur and absurdities and a triumphant testimony of one man’s courage and determination.

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About the Author
Lawrence B. Wark was born and raised in upstate New York. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp and has worked in law enforcement. Wark is semi-retired and is a security instructor for Corporate Security Academy in Fort Lauderdale. He currently lives in the city of Tamarac, Florida.

My Permanent Badge * by Lawrence B. Wark
The Badge in My Heart
Publication Date: August 31, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 207 pages; 978-1-4771-5120-4
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 207 pages; 978-1-4771-5121-1

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