Jerry C Scott is a 29-year-veteran
law enforcement officer. After four years in the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic
controller during the beginning years of the Vietnam conflict, stationed in Okinawa, he began his work as a city police officer
in the state of Washington, in 1966. He spent a year as a motorcycle cop, walked
the beat in the downtown tavern district, worked radar, and performed patrol duties.
After five years he moved to Provo,
Utah, in 1977 and took up his profession with the Utah County Sheriff's Department.
He moved through the ranks as a patrol deputy, patrol sergeant, lieutenant division commander, and finally operations
bureau chief, holding the rank of captain before his retirement in 1995. His
many police experiences include being a co-captain and assisting in the organization of the first department SWAT team in
1974. The team members joined the 19th Airborne Special Forces Group with the
Utah State National Guard, and they held the distinction of being the only jump-qualified SWAT team in the United States. Jerry Scott’s assignment was sniper and bomb technician. He was a graduate of the Redstone Bomb School in Alabama, and was a member of the International Association
of Bomb Technicians and Investigations. He was also an explosive instructor for
a number of years at the Utah State Police Academy and Weber State College. As
a jail commander during the 80's, he rewrote the Utah State Jail Standards and served on the Utah State Jail Inspection Team.
During all the years of his law
enforcement career, nothing was more rewarding and enjoyable than his patrol duty assignments.
The excitement of conduction arrests of drug suspects and burglars, and the general assistance to the public in general,
are experiences he holds sacred. Jerry C. Scott is the author of Glass Mountain.
According to the book description
of Glass Mountain, “true police
experiences topple over each other as this fictional narrative unfolds starting with the watts riots, engaging the Mexican
mafia, and creating an unforgettable love story. This story involves the real guts of police work.”
One reader commented, “I
recently read the novel "Glass Mountain"
and was fascinated with the police story in a way I have not experienced before. If cops really are as they have been depicted
in the novel, then we are blessed to have men like this protecting us. With every page I experienced a new emotion and actually
recognized people and places that really do exist. It became very personal. The Author did a terrific job in writing. His
description of events was brilliant, and it made me feel like I was there. It held my interest so that I couldn’t wait
to read the next page. I bought five more books for my Son and Grandsons so they would know how a man experiences hardships,
emotion, and real love for his friends, women and family”