Writer Spotlight: Dave Stricklen from The Mitten #scbwimithemitten

You’re retired now, but your previous career is more colorful and unusual than most. Can you tell us a little about the job you used to do?
 
I was the Chief of the Airport Police in Grand Rapids for 22 years. I was always in the middle of anything that went wrong or right. We had a 16 person police department and 6 person dispatch center. 


I’m sure you’ve collected many stories about your experiences with the airport Police. Could you give us one example? Have you considered writing a memoir?
 
We received a call from a tenant that a woman was being forced into a Lear jet. She was screaming “Help, I’m being kidnapped!” My Sergeant and I jumped in the patrol car and raced toward the main runway. The aircraft was turning to take off so we drove at them as they started to roll toward us. We turned sideways blocking the aircraft. The doors flew open and people spilled out. Arrests resulted.
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  1. Reblogged this on Author Don Massenzio and commented:
    Dave Stricklen is the featured author on the Motown Writers’ blog.

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