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Tales of Travis County [Kindle Edition]

Tommy Blackwell
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Book Description

Tommy Blackwell was a sworn deputy sheriff with the Travis County Sheriff's Office for 25 years. He worked in Patrol, Training, SWAT and Administration.

This book chronicles some of his experiences while on the job.

Product Details

  • File Size: 669 KB
  • Print Length: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Rock Hound Books (December 21, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,102,775 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Loved this book. Great anecdotes about the author's time with the Travis County Sheriff's Dept. Exciting, funny, moving, and interesting. Definitely worth the read. I lent it to my friend Billy Don and he won't give it back!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tales of Travis County by Tommy Blackwell December 26, 2011
By Val B
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I've known the author for over 30 years and had heard a few of the stories "around the campfire". Tommy writes like he talks and takes the time to explain details to non-law enforcement types, but doesn't get bogged down. You'll laugh out loud and be on the edge of your seat as you travel with Tommy through Travis County. A must-read for those who know the area and anyone in law enforcement!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Could have been arrested by Tommy January 14, 2012
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Tommy is one of those great men who rise out of the heart of Texas. Law was in his family, but that didn't mean that all of us weren't family. With him we are. Great read, great man. He has contributed so much to a wide spectrum of communities ranging from victims to rock climbers.

And yes, he did have opportunity to arrest me, and he didn't because in his judgement, which is very sound, I was harmless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tales of Travis County June 22, 2014
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I work with the author of this book and Travis County Sheriff's Office is one of my clients. Tommy is a great story teller and his writing style makes me feel like I'm right there sitting in the vehicle with him. If you have ever had anything to do with law enforcement 20 years ago, you will enjoy this book. I have read Tommy's book three times, and have enjoyed it more each time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great insight of the job of a peace officer! March 11, 2012
By Mike C.
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Tommy has done a great job of giving us an inside look at a Travis County Deputy and Swat Team operations! For those of us that live in the area, it will bring back memories of some events we knew about or experienced. Parts of the book are a grim reminder of how tense and pressure packed the job can be and other parts will make you laugh. I will recommend this book to friends. Thanks for sharing this with us Tommy.
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