Motorcycle Officers of Eastern Washington and Relevant Crime Stories

Motorcycle Officers of Eastern Washington and Relevant Crime Stories

by Tony Bamonte, Jack Pearson


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Eastern Washington has been served by motorcycle officers since 1910. This book is filled with true crime stories, some tragic and others among the most heinous crimes ever committed in Washington State. A common thread in the investigations of these crimes was the involvement of officers who, at some point in their careers, “rode motor” for either the Spokane Police Department, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, or the Washington State Patrol. Their service and dedication is clearly evident in the recounting of the crimes and the firsthand accounts of how they were solved. Among the stories is a recap of the nation’s oldest active murder case (accompanied by photographs), which was solved by Tony Bamonte in 1989, and from which the bestselling book Breaking Blue by Timothy Egan was written. This book also offers firsthand glimpses into the personal lives and backgrounds of these men who chose to ride motorcycles for a living. Some of the motorcycle instructors and seasoned “motor bulls” even offered valuable safety tips. Both authors rode motor for the Spokane Police Department (late 1960s to early 1980s) and found it to be a memorable and stimulating police experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982152973
Publisher: Tornado Creek Publications
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 656
Sales rank: 619,269
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.60(d)

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