Vanowen Division

Diary of a Boot

by Geneva A. Smith



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/6/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781514470152
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781503599147

About the Book

This book is about my days as a rookie on the Los Angeles Police Department. I worked morning watch, which is really graveyard. I saw and experienced different things. No two nights were exactly alike. I saw how police were when no supervisor was around. I saw how police talk about one another behind their backs. They were very self-centered, and some didn't care to hear backup calls. At code 7 (lunchtime), some would turn off their rovers so as not to hear distress calls. They didn't want to be disturbed. This book is based primarily on these facts. Only a few things have been changed.

About the Author

Geneva A. Smith was born in Texas to both parents and a little five-and-a-half-year-old sister named Carol. They had an older brother named Ira, who was grown, married, and away from the home. A few years later, her parents divorced. In a few more years, her sweet mother remarried to a man Geneva, and Carol called him Mr. Aaron instead of dad. The family decided to move to Dallas but stopped in Trinity, Texas, for a vacation. They stayed in a cute little cottage beside a lake. Later, Geneva's mother, sister, and herself moved from Dallas to another big Texas city. Geneva graduated high school and became restless. One day, she was listening to Johnny Mathis records and hit on the idea of moving to California and becoming a singer. Her mother was all for the idea. They moved to California to stay. Geneva wanted to sing the type of songs like Johnny Mathis. She took numerous lessons, but then other things interested her as well. She drove to Boston and studied wresting with the late Killer Kowalski. She joined the Air Force Reserves and then the Los Angeles Police Department. This is her journal.