Charles W. Sasser
has been a full-time freelance writer/journalist/photographer since 1979. He is a veteran of both the U.S. Navy (journalist)
and U.S. Army (Special Forces, the Green Berets), a veteran and former combat correspondent wounded in action. He also served
fourteen years as a police officer (in Miami and Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was a homicide detective). He has taught at universities,
lectured nationwide, and traveled extensively throughout the world. He has published over 2,500 articles and short stories
in magazines ranging from Guideposts, Parents and Christian Life to Soldier of Fortune, True West, and Writer's Digest.
He is author, co-author or contributing author of more than 30 books and novels, three of which were co-authored with Craig
Roberts, Tulsa Police Department (ret).
Charles W. Sasser’s books include true crime novels like “At Large: The Life and Crimes
of Randolph Franklin Dial;” and military historical and informational like “Patton's Panthers: The African-American
761st Tank Battalion In World War II,” “The Walking Dead: A Marine's Story of Vietnam,” and “Encyclopedia
of Navy Seals.”
About the Tulsa Police
The Tulsa Police Department is organized into three bureaus: Administration Bureau; Investigations Bureau; and, Operations
Within the Operations Bureau of
the Tulsa Police Department are the three geographic patrol Uniform Divisions (North, East and Southwest). Within
the Investigations bureau of the Tulsa Police Department is the Detective Division. The Detective Division
investigates crimes that have been reported to the Tulsa Police Department that did not result in an immediate arrest.
They follow up on cases that are to be prosecuted and continue the investigation prior to presenting the case and charges
to the District Attorney's Office. The Detective Division is divided into squads of investigators.
The Detective Division has a squad of seven detectives on duty overnight. The day to day operations of the Detective
Division are directed by two captains.
Special Operations Division is the home for many of the resources and specialized units within the Tulsa Police Dept. In addition
to the Special Operations Team, SOD specialty squads include the K-9 Corps, Mounted Patrol, Air Support Unit, Bomb Squad,
Airport Explosive Detector Canine Team, Motorcycles, Tulsa Police Reserve, Underwater Search and Recovery, Disaster Response
Team, and Fleet Management.