Squint, Gilbreath and Sweatt

April 16, 2008 (San Dimas, CA) Police-Writers.com is a website that lists state and local police officers who have written books.  The website added three Texas law enforcement officials.

 Dale Squint entered the US Army in 1956 and served a three year enlistment which included duty Japan and Korea.  In 1960, he began his law enforcement career with the El Paso Police Department.  Dale Squint worked uniform patrol for approximately four years and then was promoted to detective.  In 1967, he joined the Texas Department of Public Safety and served in the Highway Patrol until 1970.  Dale Squint joined the Border Patrol in 1970, serving out the remained of his law enforcement career.  Dale Squint is the author of My Border Patrol Diary: Laredo, Texas.

 After serving in the United States military, West Gilbreath joined the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Department in Las Cruces, New Mexico. On February 1, 2001, West Gilbreath retired as the Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigations Division to start a second career. He and his family relocated to Denton, Texas where he is a criminal investigator for the University of North Texas Police Department. West Gilbreath is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and received a Heritage Award for preserving the history of the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Department through the creation of the Historical Museum of Lawmen. West Gilbreath is the author of Death on the Gallows: The Story of Legal Hangings in New Mexico, 1847-1923.

 John Sweatt is a technical associate with ATA Associates, Inc. A retired, twenty-two-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, he worked extensively in the hit and run accident detail and accident investigation division. He received his BS in 1978 from the University of Houston and has continued to develop expertise in advanced accident reconstruction, radial tire belt separations, restraint systems examinations, truck brake failure analysis, vehicle damage analysis, ground base aerial crush photography, airbag technology and development, and tractor-trailer rollovers and underride accidents.

 John Sweatt’s areas of specialized expertise include: accident investigations, accident reconstruction, and commercial vehicle investigations and reconstruction. He is a licensed private investigator in the state of Texas and is HAZWOPER certified.  John B. Sweatt is the co-author of Handbook of Charts and Tables for Vehicle Dynamic Analysis.

 Police-Writers.com now hosts 975 police officers (representing 409 police departments) and their 2068 criminal justice books in 35 categories, there are also listings of United States federal law enforcement employees turned authors, international police officers who have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.


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