Vinnie Hansen and I attended a rather unusual conference last week. It’s called the Writers’ Police Academy. Law enforcement and EMS faculty (among others) taught us how to get it right when we have cops, courtrooms and/or blood in our novels.
Which happens a lot when one writes murder mysteries.
I’ll be sharing some of my best moments from the conference next week but today Vinnie’s here to tell us about her experience.
10 Nuggets from the Writers’ Police Academy
by Vinnie Hansen
Attending the Writers’ Police Academy gave me a wealth of cop and EMS info. I offer these 10 nuggets:
- A person will bleed out in three to five minutes.
- If you’re bleeding out, I can improvise a tourniquet with a two-inch wide band of material and something to twist it up good.
- In hand-to-hand combat, the rule is flesh to bone and bone to flesh…
Posted by Vinnie Hansen. Vinnie is a retired English teacher and award-winning author. Her cozy noir mystery series, the Carol Sabala mysteries, is set in Santa Cruz, California.
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