Tuesday, March 1, 2016

My Inspiration for Writing Police Procedurals by Marilyn Meredith



My son-in-law, Mike Cole, has been gone for 25 years now, killed in the line of duty.

The above photo is him with his youngest.


This was at his funeral where his sons are sending letters to him in heaven.

The oldest is now a father and his own business.

The middle one with the curly hair is following in his father's footsteps and is a police officer.

The youngest is now fighting cancer.

When Michael was a new police officer and newly married to my daughter, he'd come over for coffee after his graveyard shift and tell me what he'd been up to. He also took me on my first ride-along, and I was hooked. Been writing about law enforcement ever since.

He was a great son-in-law, husband, father and police officer.

Marilyn

5 comments:

Ms. M. said...

All the poignant aspects of life and family. Who knows what lives your family has blessed? We're privileged that you've shared them with us.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Thank you. Life does indeed have its sorrows and blessings.

badge # 979 said...

Sometimes, a life well-lived can touch more people in a positive way than a long one. Thanks, Marilyn for sharing, Lynn

Morgan Mandel said...

A great testament to a wonderful man!

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

He was very much loved and a lot of fun to be around.