Later in time, Grandpa passes away and the young man wishes he would have written down some of the things Grandpa said. Now those stories are gone forever.
Michael Patrick retired in 2005 after a 33 year career in law enforcement. He realized he could be that "Grandpa" and unless he wrote his experiences down now they would be lost forever.
"On The Beat" chronicles the law enforcement career of Michael Patrick. It tells about the agencies he worked for and the beats he worked. Read about wild car chases, a shooting he was in, murders he investigated, the fights and many of the interesting calls he went on. Read entries from a diary he kept in the beginning years when he was a "know-it-all rookie".
"On The Beat" will give you an accurate picture of the career and personality of a veteran law enforcement officer.