I was born in Spokane Washington, in 1958 and graduated from North Central High in 1976. I attended the Spokane Community College and obtained an AA degree in police science. I graduated at 19 and within a week, I was working as a cadet for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. At 21, I was hired as a deputy and worked there for five years.
I later went to work for Wenatchee PD. I worked there for six years then decided I needed another change. I transferred to the Kennewick PD and have been working there since.
Note: If you draw a line between the three departments, it forms a scalene triangle. It has been my personal Bermuda triangle, because a good career was lost somewhere inside.
I have spent my entire career working patrol and plan to continue to do so. In my opinion working the streets is what police work is all about. Patrol is the backbone of police work, but ironically it is often treated as a much lower part of the anatomy.
I was married to Andrea from 1987 to 2010. Unfortunately as in many police marriages we also ended in divorce. We have two children, a twenty-two year old boy named Dayne and a nine-teen year-old girl named Danyelle.
I started this project as a form of therapy. The story was inspired by some officers that needed it also. The time I spent working on it assisted me in dealing with some of the stresses associated with the job. Friends and family whom read it, then encouraged me to have it published. So if you felt it was a waste of time, please blame them.
Code 4 Crucial
by Wayne Meyer
Near the end of the 1980’s, a medium size town in Washington State is experiencing a crime wave, which is unparalleled. What makes it unique is that it is not the citizens whom are in jeopardy, but rather those who are sworn to protect them.
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