Kings Corners: The True Story of a Small Town Cop in Rural Missouri

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AuthorHouse, May 16, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
From the pages of a lost journal comes the true story of a small town police officer in the 1980s. Author, Randy H. Greer, details his experiences fighting crime in an era when resources were slim, backup was far away, and danger was often present. Equipped only with a badge and revolver Greer patrolled the streets and back roads of this rural community battling ruffians, gun runners, thieves, killers, and even town officials. Greers memoirs include accounts of manhunts and murders, sheriffs and shenanigans, triumphs and tragedies, punctuated with historical events of the region. Working the night shift, Greer shares details of a world virtually unknown by most, a world where criminal activity hides under the cover of darkness. A personal account of the life and times of a small town police officer, this book serves as a tribute to those who dedicate their lives to protect and serve.
 

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Contents

The Application
1
Memories of seymour
8
The Seymour DriveIn
13
Knocked through a window
17
My First Day
23
Small town cop
33
Seymours police force
44
The board of aldermen
49
Larry Martin Running from the Cops
126
Trouble in the bar
133
The bully
142
My life as a cop
150
Matt morgan and i
158
Knives flasbacks and a trooper is murdered
164
The usual stuff
175
Murder shootings and acquittals
182

Two officers resign
53
Were In Pursuit Lets Go Get Them
60
The fordland honor camp prison
66
If you werent wearing that badge   
72
Billy Holt Rape Chub and Johnson
77
The final round
83
Guns 123   
89
The toughest sheriff in southwest missouri
96
Precious
107
Diggins fordland dont leave town
110
Back to the seymour lounge
190
Big junior and johnny lee
195
Johnny lee davis
204
Almost a hero
209
Time to leave
215
The rest of the story
221
Seymours early town marshals and policemen
230
Seymour and webster county missouri
240
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This is the true story of a young man who became a police officer in rural southern Missouri. Accustomed to the disciplined routine of a Combat Soldier, Greer finds himself in the chaotic world of small town justice where he faces local roughians wielding axes, knives, and plenty of attitude. His career began 28 years ago when he pinned on a badge and gun belt and began patrolling the streets of a small town; a town that showed him very little gratitude or appreciation and whose Kings guided the lives of its citizens. Greer grew up trapping, hunting and exploring the hills, timber and caves in Webster County Missouri. He was a man who knew how to fight and yet held the teachings of his church and upbringing close to his heart. Seymour, Missouri was a stepping stone, however imperfect, for a young man out to make a name for himself. The road was often full of obstacles and pitfalls but the years spent in “Kings Corners” would leave an indelible mark on his life. Almost everyone from those days is now gone. To those few, those very few who still remain, those days are but a faded memory of forgotten times and people who once touched their lives. Mr. Greer went on to become a State Correctional Officer, Federal Correctional Officer, and a Defensive Tactics and Riot Instructor before retiring in 2010. Greer continues his career now by working in the Municipal Court System and for a Security Company in Branson, Missouri, and still holds a Class A license in the State of Missouri to work as a law enforcement officer.

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