The results of the Public Safety Writers Association 2020 writing contest were announced yesterday. I’m proud and humbled to announce that I placed in several categories:
Flash Fiction Non-Published First Place Joe
Flash Fiction Non-Published Third Place Welcome Home
Short Story Non-Published Honorable Mention Hard Time
Fiction Book Non-Published Fourth Place A Tale of Robbers and Cops
In the weeks to come, I will post my flash-fiction stories, “Joe” and “Coming Home” to my webpage, followed, in three parts, by the short story. “Hard Time” was the inspiration for a chapter in A Tale of Robbers and Cops.
Visit my webpage at: https://gdcramer.com/
From the moment I first saw a thin blue line flag, I considered it to be a desecration of the American flag. I still do.
Today I bought one.
I try to fly Old Glory every day. I’m proud of the flag and what it stands for. I admit I’m surprised that it hasn’t been stolen or worse.
Why is today different. My opinion has not changed, and I doubt it ever will.
One of the first things I saw this morning was the news of the murder of Toledo Police Officer Anthony Dia. His last radio transmission: “Tell my family I love them.” The senseless killing of police officers is fast becoming a daily occurrence. I have been retired for decades, yet I still bleed Blue for my brothers and sisters wearing the badge.
I will fly the thin blue line below Old Glory with pride and love.
George Cramer #073
San Leandro California Police Department