In the end it was a team effort, one that the Dallas Police Department and the citizens of Dallas can take pride in.
And to the media, in general—that I take to task, vis-a-vis some of their articles, I am sure they were reporting from information they believed accurate just as I am commenting on their inaccuracies as they appear to be, based on my knowledge—I thank them for their keeping the public informed and treating law enforcement with respect and taking us to task when necessary.
Tom and I never said we knew or had all the answers, much less had access to all the departmental ‘doings’ regarding the FBR.
But we were, for the most part of three years, an unused resource.
Perhaps more importantly what they lacked, from our perspective, was the bit between their teeth for this case that Tom and I had and never relinquished.
The rapes detailed herein are based on what we knew; actual reported rapes (and other offenses)…
After reading this book you will know what the FBR said regarding his ‘frequency’ and you can judge for yourself how many rapes this man committed.I facilitated the capture of The Friendly Burglar-Rapist along with my extraordinary partner Tom Covington.There can be no question that ours was a parochial view from inside the department.They are now in a format that lets you click on them and/or read them in as large a format as your computer screen will allow. They lived to be cops twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, long before the term ‘24-7’ became popular. We were required to carry, at all times, our Warrant of Appointment [a document commissioning us as police officers for the City] charging us with the duty to act in the defense of the citizenry whether we were on or off duty.The images in the book are in black, white and greyscale, here you can see the images more clearly and many of them in color! I thought these comments were essential to understanding the material I was presenting. We were required to keep our weapons, particularly when off-duty, unobservable to the public unlike today where cops are seen openly wearing their gun and badge in full view. I did my job to the best of my ability; protecting the good guys and I was ever vigilant for the anomaly, the law-breaker.