Among the Dogwoods

Welcome to this blog! I’m a retired police veteran who writes about police stories, military adventures, mishaps, experiences, and political activity in Camden County, Missouri and The Lake of the Ozarks. Please take the time to explore through the links at the top right and hopefully you’ll be entertained. For the most recent Camden County Commission meetings and some of my more popular posts, click on the links on the pictures below:

“I never did give them hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.”

– Harry Truman

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