Suzie Ivy is the author of BAD LUCK CADET and BAD LUCK OFFICER. She also writes about her true-life humorous (and the sometimes not so humorous) adventures as a police officer on her award winning blog, BAD LUCK DETECTIVE. Read more Bio -- Suzie Ivy.

Strength in Motherhood

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I’ve always been proud of my children. From infancy to adult and motherhood, my daughters have amazed and humbled me. I am the proud grandmother of ten precious wonders and each has a special place in my heart.Grandbaby number ten came into this world in January 2014. His entrance wasn’t as planned but you won’t find a happier, healthier … [Read more...]

My Hero’s Footprints

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Twelve years ago when I lived amid the hustle and bustle of the city in Phoenix, Arizona, I read an article about a hero in our local newspaper and clipped it out.A woman came home from work, entered her home and walked into her bedroom to change out of her business attire. Her elderly mother was in the next room taking a nap and sleeping … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #19 – Pepper Spray Me, Shoot You

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Pepper Spray Me, Shoot You is the nineteenth installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series that follows my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis. It’s all about fun, laughter and PAIN!  If you are new to the series, you can follow it from the beginning on this blog starting with  Bad Luck Cadet #1 – Accidents Happen  or buy it as … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #18 – The Most Popular Cadet

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The Most Popular Cadet is the eighteenth installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series that follows my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis. It’s all about fun, laughter and PAIN!  If you are new to the series, you can follow it from the beginning on this blog starting with  Bad Luck Cadet #1 – Accidents Happen  or find it … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #17 – The Police Perspective

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The Police Perspective is the seventeenth installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series that follows my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis.  It’s all about fun, laughter and PAIN!  If you are new to the series, you can follow it from the beginning on this blog starting with  Bad Luck Cadet #1 – Accidents Happen  or find it … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #16 – No Jerking Off on My Range!

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No Jerking Off on My Range! is the sixteenth post in my Bad Luck Cadet Series that follows my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis.  It’s all about fun, laughter and PAIN!  If you are new to the series, you can follow it from the beginning on this blog starting with  Bad Luck Cadet #1 – Accidents Happen  or find it … [Read more...]

~ Bad Luck Cadet #14 – Testing Hell Week Begins

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This is the 14th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series that follows my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis. It’s all about fun, laughter and PAIN!  If you are new to the series, you can follow it from the beginning on this blog starting with  Bad Luck Cadet #1 – Accidents Happen  or buy it as a Kindle e-book from Amazon.~ … [Read more...]

~ Bad Luck Cadet #13 – Gun Fights and Car Chases

Gun Fights and Car Chases is the 13th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series that follows my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis.  The first in the series is Bad Luck Cadet #1 – Accidents Happen.  It’s all about fun, laughter and PAIN!###We had been told several weeks earlier that our defensive tactics gun fight was … [Read more...]

~ Bad Luck Cadet #12: Small Acts of Defiance

Small Acts of Defiance is the 12th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.  To follow my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis it is best to start at the beginning  Bad Luck Cadet #1 – Accidents Happen.  It’s all about fun, laughter and pain. At the time, it was more about pain, pain and pain! — Suzie###Week six began with … [Read more...]

~ Bad Luck Cadet #11: The Red Shirts Bring Pain

The Red Shirts Bring Pain is the 11th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.  To follow my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis it is best to start at the beginning  Bad Luck Cadet #1 – Accidents Happen.  It’s all about fun, laughter and pain. To be honest, at the time, it was more about pain, pain and pain! — Suzie###I … [Read more...]

~ Bad Luck Cadet #10: I Have An Egg Head

I Have An Egg Head is the 10th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.  To follow my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis it is best to start at the beginning  Bad Luck Cadet #1 – Accidents Happen.  It’s all about fun, laughter and pain.  At the time, it was more about pain, pain and pain! — Suzie###After my week in hell, … [Read more...]

~ Women and War

The summer after I graduated from the police academy I was asked to give a speech for our city's July 4th celebration about women in service to our country. I was honored. Through my research I was amazed with the history of women fighting for the United States and serving out country. For National Women’s History Month I would like to share my … [Read more...]

The House

The House

There’s a house in my neighborhood. It stands tall but sad beside the road. It’s known as the “murder house” in my small town.A great tragedy happened there on a cold day during the onset of winter. I can see the house when I get in my car each morning to drive to work. I pass it as I head down the street. The house brings overwhelming sadness. I … [Read more...]