FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2021
On Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the Pensacola Police Headquarters, 711 N. Hayne Street, Pensacola, Florida at 2:00 pm.
Old Police Stories is proud to announce the launching of “PENSACOLA’S FINEST, The story of the Pensacola Police Department.” Pensacola has one of the most historic and distinguished police departments in the country. Ted Bundy, The Black Widow, John Wesley Hardin and many others saw their criminal careers vanquished here. The department’s history, the commanders, the homes of the PPD, impactful stories, spotlights of heroes, End of Watch, and the history of the PPD badge – one of the most beautiful and unique in the United States, are all included in this 180-page book.
PENSACOLA’S FINEST, By Sgt. Mike Simmons
“What secrets from deceased officers in Pensacola’s deep history exist? I wanted to gather them and preserve them. This book has done that” Mike said. A second-generation Pensacola Police Officer, Sgt. Simmons spent 30 years on the force. He has investigated everything from homicides to traffic accidents. As the department historian, he has authored papers, submitted articles, consulted and given presentations on the history of the department. He and his wife Jerri live in Pensacola. They have three children and 7 grandchildren.
“I have always wanted to be a Pensacola Police officer – maybe because my father was. Like most kids, my siblings and I played cops and robbers. The difference was that we played “The Pensacola Police Department and _________________ (whoever the local bad guy was at the time). I can’t confirm the validity of some of these stories, which is why it’s a storybook, not a history book.”
Website: pensacolasfinestpolice.com * Email – firstname.lastname@example.org * Phone – 850-438-2611 * Facebook –pensacolasfinestpolice * Review copies available upon request