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Bill Howe “retired from the Battle Creek Police Department after a 26-year career. His last position was as a crime lab supervisor. He now works as the investigator for the county prosecutor's team and teaches criminal investigation at the local police academy.”  Bill Howe is the co-author of Cuffed Vol. 1: Stop, Or I'll Shoot & Out on a Beam; Cuffed Vol. 2: Armed with Words & Armed and Trained; Cuffed Vol. 3: Bear on the Playground & Sledding into Trouble; Cuffed Vol. 4: Cold Butter on a Roof & Rookie on the Beat; Cuffed Vol. 5: The Christmas Tree Caper & Joe's No Doze; and, Cuffed Vol. 6: Training Gun Slingers & Nothing but the Truth.

According to the book description of Cuffed Vol. 1: Stop, Or I'll Shoot & Out on a Beam, “When Officer Lance Yandell answers a call to a shoe store to investigate a robbery, he turns a corner and he finds himself face-to-face with an armed man. He’s never had to fire his weapon in the line of duty. Will tonight be the night? Can Officer Yandell fire in time to save his life, or will this criminal get the drop on him? Officer Kim Brunetti isn’t afraid of much. Snakes, vicious dogs, and armed men don’t frighten her. But there is one thing that scares her. When she follows a fellow officer out onto a construction site, she soon finds herself clinging to a narrow I-beam high above the pavement. Now that she knows she is afraid of heights, how will she get down without losing her life or her dignity?”

 

According to the book description of Cuffed Vol. 2: Armed with Words & Armed and Trained, “Officer Craig Crofton is trying to teach his partner that not every problem needs to be solved with violence. Linda wants to be a tough cop, but Craig is determined to teach her that she could win more fights with persuasion and trickery than with brute force. When the two officers respond to an argument at the home of a drunken man who has locked himself inside with his newborn daughter, Linda surprises Craig with her clever solution. Officer Marco Vanelli can’t wait for his wife to give birth to twins, but his plans change when he is called to a report of shots fired. His day is going great day until a thief shot him in the head. As his training officer always said, “No matter how well you are trained, bad things happen. When bad things happen, your training will save you.” He learns his training can save his life, even when he’s the officer down.”

 

According to the book description of Cuffed Vol. 3: Bear on the Playground & Sledding into Trouble, “When a black bear decides to play on a schoolyard in the middle of the night, Officer Malcolm Jensen and his trusty canine partner, Sparky, have to figure out how to handle the situation. Is there any way to save the bear and still protect the citizens? Sparky might have eaten the take out dinner meant for the officers on duty, but Malcolm loves him anyway. He’d trust his doggy partner with his life, but will the bear separate this crime-fighting duo? Officer Drew Kroll just wanted a quiet lunch at home to recover from a rather embarrassing morning. His sons call, however, and send him rushing back out on patrol. Toby and Jeb, his young sons, were robbed while sledding with friends. Officer Kroll has to race to their rescue, because sometimes good police work starts at home.”

 

According to the book description of Cuffed Vol. 4: Cold Butter on a Roof & Rookie on the Beat, “Pete Butters was tired of sitting on the roof of the bowling alley during one of the coldest days of winter. Surveillance seemed much more glamorous on television. Still, someone had to watch for the guys who were breaking into cars in the parking lot. He’d better do a better job on this surveillance detail than he had last week, when he’d actually helped a man steal a large, heavy object. That had been hard to explain to his chief. He was determined to prove himself by capturing these thieves. Still, maybe he had time to go get a quick cup of coffee first. What harm could it do? As the police department’s newest hire, Alexis had much to learn. For example, don’t tell the bad guys you’re coming, or they might run away. Or how to make mosquitos work for her, chasing criminals into jail just to escape their nasty bites. And, of course, how to figure out where she needed to go BEFORE cranking up her siren. Tonight, she and another female officer are sent to break up a riot involving hundreds of people. How can two patrol cars sound like an invading army?”

According to the book description of Cuffed Vol. 5: The Christmas Tree Caper & Joe's No Doze, “Spencer just wants to spend a quiet Christmas morning on duty, then return to his family to celebrate the holidays. Christmas should be a time of peace, goodwill, and practical jokes. When Mr. Clark’s Christmas tree is stolen, Spencer finds himself knee deep in trouble and sod. He can solve the case, but will Mr. Clark ever forgive him? It doesn’t take a genius to realize that sleeping in a patrol car is a bad idea, but overworked rookie Chuck Pomeroy doesn’t get the message. His friend and neighbor Officer Joe Halstead devises several methods to help his buddy stay awake on duty. When a crime scene is discovered in Chuck’s own yard, he and his wife learn the value of a good night’s sleep.”

According to the book description of Cuffed Vol. 6: Training Gun Slingers & Nothing but the Truth, “Sergeant Marshall had to teach his officers how to handle their weapons properly, but what was he to do with a squad that shot holes in their patrol cars and in the station roof? He wasn’t perfect, but what about an officer who forgot his gun altogether? When Officer McCauley refuses to break her routine, Sergeant Marshall decides to teach her a lesson she’d never forget. A little broken glass and a stolen shotgun made for a powerful lesson. After answering a call about an imagined burglary, Officer Bob Patterson is forced to pull over two of his fellow officers. Their loose lips on the radio might bring the wrath of the chief down on them all. Funny how words alone can cause so much trouble. Words often got liars into worse trouble. Bob knew everyone made mistakes, but he just had no patience for people who lied to avoid the complications of their errors. When a Camaro is found floating in the river, its owner denies any knowledge of how it got there. And when two boys are found with a mugged woman’s money in their pocket, they deny ever being anywhere near her.”

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