Guest Post Candace Calvert : Of Cops, Nurses, and Full Moons

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Breach of Honor

As a police officer in Table Rock, Oregon, Leah Radcliff puts her life on the line to help others every day. But at home, Leah’s battling her own personal nightmare: Brad, her abusive husband, a fellow officer, celebrated hero, and beloved son of a powerful prominent family. Brad’s violent outbursts and suspicious activities have left Leah physically and emotionally scarred, until one desperate action to put a stop to his abuse results in deadly consequences.

Guest Post Candace Calvert : Of Cops, Nurses, and Full Moons

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A retired Long Beach California police officer of 22 years (16 in uniform and 6 as a non-career officer), Janice Cantore worked a variety of assignments, patrol, administration, juvenile investigations and training.
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Guest Post Candace Calvert : Of Cops, Nurses, and Full Moons

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Janice and I met in Dallas last fall, at the American Christian Fiction Writers’ annual conference. I’d been sort of stalking her (though I probably shouldn’t confess that in the presence of law enforcement) during the conference. I admire her work and we share a publisher, so I figured we should meet. I couldn’t find her. Then at breakfast on the final day, she introduced herself saying she’d been hoping to meet me. In truth, it makes sense on a much broader scale: cops and ER nurses. They go together …

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Motive

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Why do people kill? In the courts, ascertaining motive or intent is an integral part of the legal process. The determination of a person’s motive can mean the difference between the death penalty, life in prison, a long sentence, a short sentence, and freedom.  When Cain slew Abel there was no hiding his jealous intent from God and God chose the punishment that fit the crime. I watched a program the other night, interestingly about two brothers. One was in custody for killing the other and he claimed that his …

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Reality Versus Television

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I don’t watch much TV, but there are a couple of shows I like, one is Castle, which is fiction through and through. In a lot of episodes the cops go bursting in on bad guys, guns drawn and everyone gives up and there is no blood drawn. Oh, if it only worked that way in real life. Listening to the coverage and the questions from the press about the recent manhunt for Christoper Dorner here in California (40 mins from my home) I am forced to the conclusion that …

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Is There a Perfect Murder?

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There is a  line from the TV show Castle that goes something like this: “Two types of people sit around and try to think of ways to kill people, psychopaths and mystery writers, I’m the one that pays better.” Since I write suspense and mystery, I too sit around ant try to think of ways to kill people. A question that often comes to mind, Is there a perfect murder? I’m sure people have committed murder and have not yet been caught, but could someone really plan and commit  a …

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Personal Safety

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I love to watch true crime shows. One of my favorite is called “Disappeared.” To me the most frustrating thing in the world would be a loved one who simply vanished without a trace. Disappeared is the story of the search for people who, most of the time, are never found. I often try to put myself in the investigators shoes, was there something else that I would have done, a question I would have asked. Sadly, many times when it’s a woman gone missing, I often find myself saying, …

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Pilfered Privacy

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Have you ever read a news story about a burglar who hurts himself burglarizing a property and then sues the owner/victim for pain and suffering? I have a few times and it always makes me angry. But it makes me angrier when some jury actually awards the crook money. It’s an upside down world, especially when those that are doing wrong expect to be rewarded. The other day I read an article about the expectation of privacy and the internet. (WSJ “Pilfered Wi-Fi Is No Shield From Prying Eyes of …

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Which Way, Left or Right?

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I love science fiction, growing up I read a lot of it. And I watched a lot. I’m a huge Star Trek fan, just about all of the franchise, and I love X-Files, The Twilight Zone, Fringe. One plot that occurs often in just about any series is one where a character is confronted with a choice, go left or go right, and because it’s fiction we can see the consequences of each choice. He goes right and hits another star ship and his ship explodes, killing everyone, flash, time …

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Who’s Watching You?

Who's Watching You?

Before I left police work completely, I worked on a training bulletin for a new technology, Automated License Plate Recognition software. Basically, it was a scanner mounted on the patrol car that would scan license plates while the officer drove and notify him if there was an alert attached to the plate, or if it were a stolen vehicle. I thought this was a great idea. When I worked in a black and white, the only way to run a license plate was to verbally ask the dispatcher to run …

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About Friends

About Friends

When I was a kid in Girl Scouts we used to sing a song that went something like this: “Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.” I liked that song, sang it often because the tune was easy for me to carry. But it’s only as I get older that I really appreciate how true the line is and how special beyond explanation are good friends. Old or new, good friends should be cherished and appreciated. I recently regained touch with an old …

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Losing My Apps

Losing My Apps

The other day I plugged my ipad in to my computer and was greeted by a notification that an upgrade was available. I pressed the upgrade button and was warned to be sure my apps were backed up first. Canceling the upgrade I tried to follow the directions for backing the ipad up but no matter how carefully I read, and how carefully I followed the instructions, I couldn’t be certain my apps would be saved. In frustration I decided I didn’t need to upgrade. Later, a friend told me …

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