I was born in 1948 in the small town of Trafford, Alabama. After graduation from Warrior High School in 1966, I entered the Army and was trained as a Military Policeman. I served two combat tours in Viet Nam and four tours of duty in South Korea. During my twenty years in the US Army, I was a Military Policeman, Criminal Investigator, Sentry Dog Handler, Dog Trainer/Instructor and a Senior Instructor at the US Army Military Police School. Awards include the Purple Heart and three Meritorious Service Medals. After retiring from the Army and completing a Bachelor Degree in Law Enforcement at Jackson State University, I was employed as an Investigator with the Alabama Ethics Commission. I also was employed as a Federal Investigator, before accepting a position as an Alabama Probation and Parole Officer. I served in this capacity for 26 years and recently retired with a total of 48 years in the field of Law Enforcement.