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Scope of Lies: A sniper's diary...
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In 1846, the San Antonio town council created the post of City Marshal.  Around the beginning of the 20th Century, the terms “Town Marshal” and “Chief of Police” were used interchangeably in the City of San Antonio.  Beginning in 1910, the chief executive of the San Antonio Police Department was known only as the Chief of Police.


Today, the San Antonio Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency that has an authorized strength of just over 2,000 sworn police officers. The San Antonio Police Department is primarily organized into two large bureaus: Operations and Support.


The Operations Bureau of the San Antonio Police Department contains the Patrol Division.  The Patrol Division is divided into the North and South Patrol.


The Support Bureau has entities such as the Investigations Division and Tactical Support Division. With in the Investigations Division, the Major Crimes Section “is divided into 6 Units : The Homicide Unit includes Homicide, Assault and Traffic investigations; the Sex Crimes Unit includes both a Sex Crimes and a Family Violence Detail; the Night Detectives Unit is responsible for investigations between 7 pm and 5 am; the Youth Crimes Unit includes the Missing Persons Detail and Youth Crimes Detail; the Financial Crimes Unit includes Forgery and Fraud investigations; and the Evidence Unit is responsible for collecting all crime scene evidence.”


The Tactical Support Division of the San Antonio Police Department contains a Tactical Response Unit, Special Operations, Traffic Section and Crime Detection Section.  The Crime Detection Section “has administrative responsibilities for units that investigate Property, Vehicle Theft, Vice and Narcotics offenses, identify, target, and arrest Repeat Offenders, and provide Electronic Surveillance support.”




Peter E. Laksbergs was born in Wisconsin. While in the U.S. military, he received training in law enforcement, ground defense tactics, and special weapons training. He is currently a police officer in San Antonio, Texas. Laksbergs first novel is Scope of Lie: A Sniper’s Diary, is the story of a young man who enters the military, “learns quickly and respects authority, and is a great shot.”   


According to the book description, “these attributes do not go unnoticed.”  And, the main character ultimately learns to “hit the target, confirm the kill and get home” for the "The Agency."  Years, missions and lies pile up until there is one “lie in particular that Pete (the main character) cannot ignore-that what he is doing is in the name of national security. But the next mission targets Pete and his family. This time, Pete has to make sure that this mission does not succeed.”

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