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Billy Anders "had 31 years experience as an outstanding police officer, five of them as a SWAT commander; 28 years as a decorated military officer; a Master's degree in Administration of Justice. He's a graduate of the FBI National Academy. His first 23 years were with the San Antonio, Texas, Police Department, where he finished his career as a Captain; the final period as a Sergeant/ mountain deputy with the Otero County Sheriff's Office, working in and near the Sacramento Mountain village of Cloudcroft, New Mexico."  Billy Anders is the author of  Foxtrot, We're On The Way!: San Antonio, Texas, Police Department Helicopter Stories and A Cop's Prison Letters to Cloudcroft.

According to the book description of  Foxtrot, We're On The Way!: San Antonio, Texas, Police Department Helicopter Stories, a Memoir,  "Dashing to a police helicopter, quickly firing it up, and responding to an emergency call with, Foxtrot, were on the way! was a dream realized. True stories - real life drama! - of Foxtrot, the San Antonio, Texas, Police Department aviation unit formed in the 1970s, today called Blue Eagle... Between 1975 and 1981, the author, a police officer and commercial pilot, helped pioneer the use of helicopters in law enforcement. There were few universal procedures. Flight crews raced to intercept high speed chases, searched for homicide victims, and engaged in a few shenanigans. Read these actual accounts and more... The Day I Bombed Salado Creek - The Body That Didnt Get Away - The Night the Lights Went Out - Sex and the Single Helicopter Pilot - The Dream That Went Bad - The Angry Go-Away Arm - The Shot Not Heard Round the World! Learn about early leaders in Sgt. Jarkes Final Chapter, and Cedar Posts & Sardines. Dangers are spotlighted in Today Isnt a Good Weather Day, and What Was That Noise? Sum it all up with Burglar on the Roof, Joy in the Heart!"

 

According to the book description of A Cop's Prison Letters to Cloudcroft: ...Pieces of the Puzzle, and more..., "Sixty-three year old police officer to spend a year in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Maximum Security prison! A pregnant woman was murdered; his deputy sheriff partner and friend shot and killed; a little three year old girl, used as a shield by the assailant, was wounded; the author was ambushed in the dark from four feet away, grazed by a .357 Magnum bullet! Yet he was sentenced to a year in New Mexico's toughest prison... While there he received the overwhelming support of his hometown, the mountain village and resort community of Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Receiving as many as 20 letters a day from home and all over the United States, he searches for, and finds, a way to answer them...a newspaper column in his hometown paper, The Mountain Monthly. Read the personal letters that kept him in touch and helped him survive!"

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