Author: Barry Goodson
Works Published by UNT Press
Country Cop: True Tales from a Texas Deputy Sheriff
— Vol. 11: of North Texas Crime and Criminal Justice Series
Published: May, 2020 Pages: 464 Features: 20 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index.
The deputy sheriff or sheriff of a county often is perceived as the lone officer protecting the citizens of a small town. Country Cop is the riveting story of one such deputy sheriff, Barry Goodson, and his experiences with the Parker County Sheriff’s office in the 1990s and early 2000s in North Texas. Goodson puts the reader in his patrol car to vicariously share what it is like to be in county law enforcement. He reveals his officer’s skills, which include the ability to identify an offender immediately, to assess that offender’s immediate intent (apparent or not), and to decide on proper action. more... about Country Cop: True Tales from a Texas Deputy Sheriff