1/4/2019 0 Comments
This week on The Writer's Detective Bureau, line of duty death notifications, escaping your identity, and bank robberies. I'm Adam Richardson, and this is The Writer's Detective Bureau.
Happy New Year. This is episode number 23 of The Writer's Detective Bureau, the podcast dedicated to helping authors and screenwriters write professional quality crime-related fiction.
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Speaking of our awesome Patreon patrons, my latest patron, Robin Lyons, submitted what is our first question for 2019. You can find Robin's work at robinlyons.com. That's Lyons spelled, L-Y-O-N-S.
Robin writes, "Hi, Adam. I've been listening since episode 14. Love your show and the information you provide is amazing. Thank you." Thank you, Robin. I appreciate that. "I hope I'm not asking a question that you've already addressed. I'll binge listen to episodes one through 13 soon. I'm curious about the procedure of notifying a wife when her husband, an officer, is killed in the line of duty. A super sad topic. I'm sorry. Often there is a community funeral with color guard and officers from other agencies in attendance. Is that standard? Also, I know police departments are like families, so I assume there's a lot of follow-up and assistance provided to the widow and children. Can you talk a little about the follow-up? Again, I apologize for the sad topic. Thank you for your service to the community."
Thank you for your question, Robin. Yes, the color guard and community funeral would be pretty standard for an officer killed in the line of duty. Now, to start with, I want to talk about the notification, which itself is always done in person and often with a chaplain.
I remember one night when a neighboring agency had an officer killed, but the officer lived in our jurisdiction. We accompanied the officers
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