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Manhunt in Palm Beach

by Joe Hawk



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/2/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9798823024501
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9798823024495
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9798823024518

About the Book

Manhunt for the most elusive burglar to prowl the Town of Palm Beach. He evaded law enforcement officers on a nightly basis. It was though he was, “The Invisible Man.” After committing some sixty {60} burglaries, he was finally apprehended. The story and investigation involved the Palm Beach Police Detectives, the F.B.I., and last but not least a patrol officer by the name of Joe Hawk who had a major role in the apprehension and identification of the elusive burglar. This was a two-prong investigation, one by the detectives, and the F.B.I., and the other by the Burglary Strike Force. In the end it all came together to apprehend a man that stole over twenty-five {25} million dollars in jewelry. The investigation led the detectives and the F.B.I. through six counties, and four states seizing jewelry and arresting fences along the way.

About the Author

The author was raised in The Bronx, New York along with his six {6} siblings. At the age of nineteen {19} he left home, and he finished his high school education. At twenty {20} years of age, he was driving tractor trailers across country to California. He married the “Love of His life” in 1964, and they raised five children. He entered the New York City Transit Police Academy in 1967, and while employed as a police officer, he completed his education by achieving his “Associate Degree “with Orange County Community College, New York, his” Bachelor of Arts Degree,” from New York City College, and his” Master’s in Public Administration”, from John Jay College in New York City. He retired in 1989 as a sergeant after completing twenty-two {22} years. In 1989 he joined the Palm Beach Police Department and retired as a sergeant in 2009, after completing twenty {20} years. Looking back over his forty-two {42 } years in law enforcement, he wanted to give back to the community so, he volunteered his services for four {4} years with the West Palm Beach Police Department performing one year {1} conducting investigative duties with the detectives for” Credit Card Fraud”, and “Identity Theft”; and the next three {3} years conducting “Background Investigations” whereby, numerous Police Officers were hired as well as Dispatches, Crime Scene Analysts, and Records 289 Personnel. For his services he received the “Volunteer of the Quarter Award “, and” Volunteer of the Year Award.” He wanted to share his law enforcement career with others, so he wrote his first book “It’s What We Do” (his 22 years with New York City Transit Police Department}. He authored, “Second Chance” (20 years in Palm Beach P.D.}, and lastly, “Manhunt In Palm Beach”, about an elusive Burglar credited which stealing twenty-five {25} million dollars in jewelry. He has never forgotten the officer’s that gave their all. Ten percent {10} of all sales go to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington D.C.