“I was inspired to write this collection of vignettes in order to shed light upon a profession which is often glamorized or demeaned, sensationalized or minimalized,” Travis says.
ROUGH AND READY, Calif. (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
For more than three tumultuous decades, author Weldon C. Travis served as a law enforcement professional in Marin County, Calif. In his new book “Resident Deputy Sheriff: in Wild and Woolly West Marin 1964 to 1969 … and Then Some! A Collection of Vivid Vignettes” (published by Trafford Publishing) he gives readers a glimpse into the wild life in California in the ‘60s.
“I was inspired to write this collection of vignettes in order to shed light upon a profession which is often glamorized or demeaned, sensationalized or minimalized,” Travis says. Marin County was unique during his tenure; it offered an eclectic mix of musicians, the wealthy, actors and more – and each of them, at times, needed the services of law enforcement.
At its core, “Resident Deputy Sheriff” offers readers a look at “… just what it is that compels a cop to do what he does, and why he keeps on doing it.”
For more information, visit his website at http://www.residentdeputysherifftravis.org.
By Weldon C. Travis
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 144 pages | ISBN 9781466900301
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 144 pages | ISBN 9781466900288
E-Book | 144 pages | ISBN 9781466900295
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Weldon C. Travis was an officer of the peace, usually referred to as a “cop” (constable on patrol) for 33 years with the Marin County Sheriff’s Department during the turbulent times of the “hippie movement,” ushered in by the “Summer of Love” in 1967 with its indiscriminate sexuality, antiwar sentiments and exotic drug experimentations. He lived among many rock stars and their band members: the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Sly and the Family Stone, the Sons of Champlin, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Grace Slick, Naomi Judd, Joan Baez and her sister, Mimi Farina. It was also the time of the Black Panthers, the Symbionese Liberation Army, the Black Guerilla Family, the Weathermen Undergound, the incarceration of Angela Davis and George Jackson.
After “retirement,” Weldon continued with the sheriff’s department for an additional three years, doing pre-employment background investigations, then court security as a bailiff for a high-profile, high-risk, double-defendant trial.
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