Featured Book: BAD LUCK OFFICER by Suzie Ivy

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" Ms. Ivy bares and shares it all with humor, passion and candor ... a riveting read " If you love cop shows and cop novels and think the various CSI television series are how law enforcement actually works, then let me introduce you to someone who will set the record straight and tell it like it really is.  Suzie Ivy is a middle-aged mother … [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. Graduation day was only five weeks away. I wish I could say the academy was easier at this point, but it was only getting harder. Sgt. Dickens never thought I would make it this far and now, concerned that I just might make it all the way through to the end, he was … [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.The academy was changing me, physically, as well as mentally.Physically, I didn’t just have arm bicep muscles. I had muscles in my forearms, thighs and butt. No jello cheeks for that polygraph seat now.Mentally, I was now seeing things from the “police … [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 #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

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Small Acts of Defiance is the 12th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.  Week six began with us sporting our new polo shirts and the sounds of Class 96 being yelled at by their Sergeant. It was nice to breath without a tie around our necks and have Sgt. Dickens lower his voice and pretend we were human. Inspection went smoothly. We were … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #11: The Red Shirts Bring Pain

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THE RED SHIRTS BRING PAIN is the 11th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet series that follows my adventures at the police academy amidst my mid-life crisis. I managed a quick trip to my chiropractor’s office over the weekend for a readjustment and a water additive to help replenish lost body fluids. But I was on pins and needles to see if Donna … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #10: I Have An Egg Head

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I Have An Egg Head is the 10th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.  After my week in hell, courtesy of Sgt. Dickens, I finally broke down and told my husband everything going on at the academy. He was sympathetic and gave me a fantastic full body massage that night. When I told him of my plan for returning to the Policy Academy on Sunday, he … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #8: The Worst Possible Enemy

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The Worst Possible Enemy is the 8th 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###The … [Read more...]

Bad Luck Cadet #7: Are We In Hell

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Are We in Hell is the 7th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series.  Day two at the police academy began at 0430 hours.A squad leader had knocked on our door the previous evening to inform us we would need to meet before physical training (PT) the next morning and work on straightening up our marching and formations. And there were some, like … [Read more...]

~ Bad Luck Cadet #6 – You Will Be Sent Home

You Will Be Sent Home is the 6th 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###After … [Read more...]

~ Bad Luck Cadet #5 – Being Late Will Get You Fired

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This is the 5th installment in my Bad Luck Cadet Series that follows my adventures at the police academy after my mid-life crisis.Over the next three weeks, Stacy and I felt like we were getting our first taste at what being a police officer would be like. We were issued wallet police badges, by a secretary, to take to the academy and we were … [Read more...]

~ Bad Luck Cadet #4 – Good News!

This is the 4th 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! — SuzieIt happened on Tuesday morning. … [Read more...]