Excerpt from Chapter IX – “Morning Will Come”

Published August 26, 2017

AFTER SAYING GOODBYE TO RAPTOR and Hans, the Capt. and Dave walked out of the school. Inmates were walking down the roadway on their way to and from the school building. Officers were at the intersection shaking down inmates looking for contraband. “Just another day,” thought the Capt.

Officers Mark Zielke and Gary Dern had been partners in unit 15 for years. When the opportunity presented itself, they both transferred to responder positions. Just as in unit 15 they still worked together. They were shaking down inmates at the intersection and the Capt. could see one of the inmates becoming animated toward officer Dern.

“Hey Dave, let’s take a walk up there and see what all the ruckus is about.”