Danny Pitocco

Danny Pitocco
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RETIRED (as a Detective with the Snohomish County Sherriff’s Department, Washington State), Danny has over forty years of law enforcement experience across city, county, state and federal levels of government, including service as a Special Agent for the DEA, US Department of Justice. He’s a decorated law enforcement veteran, and recipient of the "Detective of the Year" award for Snohomish County, Danny is a certified composite artist and has testified as an expert witness in the field of narcotics and modus operandi of particular crimes in state and federal courts in California, and has given testimony before federal grand juries. Danny served four years of active duty in the US Marine Corps and loves Jesus as his personal savior.
Hello, again my gentle readers who have come back to visit good old Gumshoe for another episode of my “raison d’etre”. It may surprise some of you that I was not always a conservative.  Sure, I was a former US...
“Lynn Smith” exclaimed the swing-shift (1500 hours to 2300 hours) Watch Commander as I walked into his office.  His back was to me as he turned towards me and repeated her name to me. “Lynn Smith is your assigned...
Every so often a word or a phrase seems to capture my attention in that I can readily focus on a juncture of my life with clarity and honesty.  In this regard, I recently was enraptured by “tabula rasa”...
It is funny how one tale can lead to another when it leads to unlocking some memories from my brain housing group (US Marine lingo for your head). It was back in 1974 when I was a uniformed officer...
Greetings once again to my dear readers from “The Gumshoe” as I submit to you another “truth stranger than fiction” tail from my police career. Please let me digress for a moment, I loved watching classic movies since I grew...
Greetings again kind readers to another one of my police experience missives. Please allow me to acquaint you with some background information so that you will be better equipped to have a “police perspective” of my story. First, some basic...
“Mad Magazine”, as well as “Bizarro” (The backward Superman), really appealed to my literally tastes as an adolescent.  Come to think of it, they both still do even to this day as I continue my existence (within my sixth...
Greetings dear readers.  Recently, I was invited to attend a surprise birthday party for the mother of a really beautiful family who resides in Dallas, Texas. I met this very close-knit family through another friend over a year ago...
Greetings once again dear readers to another saga of my life on the streets as a beat cop. I enjoy watching Corona beer commercials and for some reason, it brought back an incident that involved a Mexican Palm tree....
Greetings once again dear readers to another police tale from my yesteryear. It was a great undercover assignment that “TJ” and I would participate in after we were handpicked by our patrol captain due to our “pro-active” stats in arresting...
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