Writing Contest 2008 Winners

Once again our annual writer’s contest was a huge success. The entries were a pleasure to read. We have an extremely talented membership! The Grand Prize winner was Volitta Fritsche for her Non-fiction, unpublished book White Lies or Dark Secrets. In her book, Ms. Fritsche was able to tell a horrible story of child abuse without putting judgment into the minds of her readers. As a deputy who worked many hours on child abuse cases, her ability to remain neutral pushed this book over the top in our opinion. Thank you to all who entered and I encourage everyone to start thinking about next year’s contest. I hope to have entries from EVERYONE next year. Happy and successful writing!

The
Winners


Overall Grand Prize


Volitta Fritsche

White Lies or Dark Secrets
     
Fiction/Book/Published    

First Place


Michael Mehas


Stolen Boy


Second Place


Michael Berish


Reflections from the Pit


Third Place


John Schembra


M.P.

     

Fiction/Book/Unpublished

First
Place



Steve Scarborough

Scrafitto


Second Place




Johnny Russell

First Blood

 

Fiction/Short Story/Published


First Place


Tony Burton  

The Christmas Cutout Caper

Second Place


Sunny Frazier

Ditched
Third Place Keith Bettinger Our Dirty Little Secret
Honorable
Mention
Keith Bettinger A Gift from the Heart

Honorable
Mention



Keith Bettinger

Is Heaven in Cyberspace

 


 


 


Fiction/Short Story/Unpublished


First Place


Sunny Frazier


Baby Blue


Second Place


Marlene Tully


Doctor my Eyes

Third Place Tony Burton   Fat is in the Fire
Honorable
Mention
Dave Cropp Old Cops-Old Friends

 


 


 


Non-Fiction/Book/Unpublished


First Place


Volitta Fritsche




White Lies or Dark Secrets
 

Non-Fiction/Essay/Published


First Place

Keith Bettinger
Heaven’s Little Policeman


Second Place

Keith Bettinger
Death, Honor and Grace in the Desert

     

Non-Fiction/Essay/Unpublished


First Place

Patrick Johnson
Snow


Second Place

John Poglinco
The Badge

Third Place Volitta Fritsche Dying with Honor
Honorable
Mention
Volitta Fritsche Routine Patrol
     

Technical Writing/Published

First Place


John
Bellah 


LASD 2007 Model Year

Second Place


John
Bellah 


Upfit Tips

Third Place


John
Bellah 


LASD Honda Motorcycle

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