Created by Lt. Randy Sutton; Edited by Cassie Wells
St. Martin's Press
The BeatBy Scott Harmon
Police Officer, Galena PD and Kankakee PD, Illinois, twelve years.
It was an early afternoon and I was pulling a double shift because I was ordered over. It was a beautiful July day, not too hot, about seventy-five degrees with a perfect breeze. I remember thinking how nice it would be to take the bike out for a cruise, but I was stuck working.
Then my reverie was over and I found myself thinking about an incident that happened the night before, where a guy had gotten shot in the chest when he was holding a gun by the barrel while