Don Samuels was born in the 1940’s and lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Gala and their dogs. As a child, Don lived in the panhandle town of Dumas, Texas and participated in sports. He was a member of two state championship football teams in high school. His memoir, Black Knights of the Panhandle-Dumas Demons is about life as a child in the 1950s and early 1960s. The memoir tells about how the Christian culture provided positive guidance to the community. The era was during the birth of rock n roll music, sock hops and innocent romance among teenagers. Historic information in this writing revives the powerhouse sports teams from Dumas, Texas during the early 1960s.
A career in law enforcement began when Don joined the Texas Department of Public Safety as a highway patrolman. He also held the position of elected Sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico. Lincoln County is the same county where Pat Garret was Sheriff and Billy-the-Kid became infamous as an outlaw. Don currently holds professional designation as a Certified Fraud Examiner since 1993. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is globally accepted and recognized as the premier professional organization of anti-fraud professionals. With over 30 years experience conducting criminal and civil investigations, he has also carried law enforcement commissions as a Special Officer of the FBI and Deputy US Marshal.
Don has conducted investigations involving various types of fraud as well as crimes of domestic violence, homicide, attempted murder, kidnapping, sexual assault, child abuse, armed robbery, theft and burglary. Many of his investigations have been prosecuted in state and federal courts throughout the USA.
Black Knights of the Panhandle - Dumas Demons
By Don Samuels
Published: August 8, 2012.
Black Knights of the Panhandle is a memoir about life, seen through eyes of youngsters growing up in the panhandle town of Dumas, Texas during the 1950s and early 1960s. It captures lifestyles shortly after soldiers returned home at the end of World War II, as they wanted to forget about war and begin a new life.
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