Jim Middleton, a retired San Antonio police officer, has released a new book about life on the police force.
“Alamo City Blue” chronicles some of the events Middleton encountered during his career, which spanned from 1969 to 1992.
“I’ve always said everybody has a story, and every police officer has got a story,” said Middleton. “He may only have one story, but there's officers down there that certainly have better stories than I have.”
Middleton says that in his book, he talks about a range of cases he’s worked on -- including the arrest of a serial rapist in 1971 -- to other more notable events, such as the shooting during Fiesta in 1979.
Middleton said he chose to write about the Fiesta shooting to set the record straight.
“I took that event, took the first three or four minutes after that shooting, as to what transpired, where they were at, and how they got there,” Middleton said.
Middleton said he wrote the book in hopes of both reliving history and offering lessons to future generations.
“There was something there, I thought, needed to be said,” Middleton said. “To younger officers, the officers coming on now, tell officers how it used to be versus how it is now.”
Middleton says it took him four years to write the book. It is available for purchase on both Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.