Sergeant Amy Wheeler, Professional Standards Sergeant at the Loveland Police Department, will be our guest speaker this month, presenting the program titled Officer Involved Shootings: Crime Scene Case Study and Human Performance/Memory of Critical Incidents. Please join us for networking, education, and inspiration via Zoom on June 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. (MST). Members will receive the link and password by email, groups.io, and our newsletter. Non-members, please send an email to email@example.com to request access.
Officer Involved Shootings:
Crime Scene Case Study and Human Performance/Memory of Critical Incidents
by Sgt Amy Wheeler, Loveland Police Department
Sgt. Wheeler will take you through an officer involved shooting reconstruction where specific questions were answered with forensic examinations. She will also present information on how the study of human beings aids in investigations on critical incidents. This research-based information provides context to media narratives seen after these incidents occur.
Sgt. Amy Wheeler is a 20 year veteran of law enforcement with extensive training in communications, crime scene investigation, crisis negotiations, internal affairs, and leadership.
6:30-7:00 Networking, Introductions, and News
7:00-7:15 Mystery Minute by ZJ Czupor
7:15-8:15 or so: Program featuring our guest speaker
After Party: Stay after the program to mingle and visit.
Video from the latest
The winners of the 2020 RMMWA 6-Word Mystery Contest have been revealed!
Entrants submitted brief tales in five different categories. Finalists were selected by an esteemed panel of judges, and winners by a vote of the RMMWA chapter membership.
Smooth talking lothario found tongue tied.
by Sue Hinkin
Read on for the finalists and winners in each category:
News and Notes
by Mark Stevens
To me, RMMWA took the mystery out of … writing mysteries. That’s because the organization quickly put me in the company of like-minded storytellers. We all have the same questions about maggots, poisons, and blood splatter patterns. Sometimes we have issues about character arcs and the right way to deliver an unexpected punch (in the prose, of course). Sometimes they are questions about the best way to politely ask Mr. or Ms. Big Shot Writer if he or she would kindly blurb your debut novel. Other times you might want to know about the best websites to guarantee a minimum of three hours’ distraction from the business of writing. The point is that the RMMWA community is chock full of generous writers. read more…
by ZJ Czupor
A Storyteller’s Story of Tenacity and Tragedy
Through grit, determination, and tenacity this author overcame dyslexia. He was rejected by the U.S. Marines Corps. He self-published his first book. He was often panned by critics, never won a literary award but earned the loyalty of millions of readers. He was once asked by President George W. Bush where he got his information for the President thought the details in his thriller novels were too close to national secrets.
He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to an Irish-Catholic family, the fifth of seven children. His mother was a successful wildlife artist and his father a high school English teacher and coach. By the time he reached fourth grade he was diagnosed as dyslexic and struggled with reading and writing all his life. read more…