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John is a veteran of law enforcement whose career began with the Houston Texas Police Department in 1981. After bringing his badge to a couple of additional agencies, he retired in 2012 but never left the profession. He is currently a Senior Detective for a state-wide law enforcement agency in North Texas.

His writing career began in the sports industry as a freelance writer and sports editor for national magazines and online publications.

He grew up watching western movies and reading stories of the old west. His theatrical influences included actors John Wayne, James Stewart, Clint Eastwood, and Sam Elliott as well as directors John Ford, Henry Hathaway, and Howard Hawks. He drew literary inspiration from Louis L’Amour, Robert B. Parker, C
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Texas – The Alamo

I still remember the first time I visited the Alamo shrine in San Antonio. Despite being in my early twenties, I remember having the feeling of a child seeing something magical for the first time. Upon reflection, it’s easy for me to know why I felt that way. My knowledge of what “really happened” there was incomplete and contained some misinformation. Various popular writings, as well as films li

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