CHINO HILLS, Calif. (PRWEB) October 13, 2014
Banks joined the CHP at a time when officers were expected to be on their own – resources were limited, technical support was virtually nonexistent, and officers relied on their common sense and their own judgment.
This collection of 30 vignettes recounts memorable, true incidents from Banks’ early experiences as a CHP officer. He honed his writing skills writing accident reports, his diary and published magazine articles. Recognizing the value of his unique experiences, he set out to share them in this unique new book.
Encounters that emerge in “Policing the Old Mojave Desert,” introduce readers to a famous WWII general, an iconic test pilot, a deranged doctor, a bizarre German spy, a sharpshooting sheriff and a kind baker, to name a few.
“This is a book you will want to keep,” Banks said. “It is more than police stories, it reveals a part of our past which few people knew existed.”
“Policing the Old Mojave Desert”
By L.A. “Buzz” Banks
E-Book | ISBN 9781483413150
About the Author
L.A. “Buzz” Banks was a native Californian. His grandfather was an LA police commissioner and lithographer, producing the first road map of California, Thorpe’s Illustrated Road Map in 1908 and 1910.
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