Saturday, July 25, 2009

Good advice from a good cop

Hi, folks. One of my long distance chapters, the Los Angeles Romance Authors, is graced with the presence of an LAPD cop, female type, who has her stuff together. She was actually an advisor on a yet-to-be-published contemporary novel I wrote about a, well, an LAPD cop, female type. Thought I'd pass along the link to her excellent blog post regarding an experience she had at the RWA convention. It made me think.

Cops think different; it's their job to do so. And maybe we should start thinking more like them. The life you save may be your own.

Here's the link. Take a look.



Patricia Barraclough said...

Kathy Bennett's comments were very good. We all need to be more aware of our surroundings and what to do in case of an emergency. Back in high school, my cousins' mother made them promise to always sit near the exit. Everyone laughed, but had there been an emergency, they would have been the first ones out.
Thanks for the link.
???Bennett??? any relation?

TJ Bennett said...

No, no relation, Patricia. Other than us both being witty, clever, terribly attractive women, of course. :-) LOL!!!

Kathy is a font of wisdom and a working LAPD officer, as well as being a romance writer. She offers talks and online classes regarding same. Any writers out there should keep an eye out for a class from her if you are writing about cops, particularly women cops, as she can give you the day-to-day details of what it is like to be a cop in a big city. The perspective she gives is very informative.