The anniversary of the bombing of the Twin Towers is an iconic reminder to us of how First Responders run toward danger when everyone else is running the other way.
|My Nov release, Identity Withheld features a firefighter hero|
It’s probably why we Love Inspired writers so often like to portray them as the heroes or heroines of our books, especially our suspense books.
|My 2015 release, features a paramedic heroine|
As they explained, they have no idea who or what is in the car when they pull it over.
|The bad guy is behind the officer with a gun to his head|
When she asked the officer about it later, he said, because if he shot me and drove off, when they find the car, his prints will help prove it was at the scene of the crime.
Could you imagine having that thought run through your head however many times a night you’re required to pull over a car that’s driving erratically on the road?
As a romantic suspense writer, I especially appreciated how open and honest many of the seasoned officers were about the psychological and relationship challenges of the job. For a rookie, it can be a more than a little heady and tempting to have “badge bunnies” seek you out or to have a good-looking woman offer you her phone number as thanks for not giving her that speeding ticket.
|See what a little sweet talk can do ;)|
For female officers, having a relationship with a civilian is a challenge. The men get razzed for dating a woman who can beat him up or who carries a gun…as you can imagine.
That is only a small taste of all we learned and experienced. Check out more pics on my blog: http://www.SandraOrchard.com/blog and next Monday, on my blog, I will share self-protection/defense tips for women that we learned. Tips every women should know. Be sure to pop by and read it, next Monday, and share with your loved ones.