Book Details


Jerry Burkley is a Deputy Sheriff in a fictional town and county in Wyoming. Jerry and others tell about his military experiences in Vietnam as a Warrant Officer Helicopter Pilot. Jerry meets, among other interesting people, an Army Officer who becomes President of the United States. Jerry’s Story intertwines with a modern day western, chasing bank robbers through the mountains by airplane and on horses, Jerry’s progress as a Deputy to becoming the Sheriff of Banner County, Wyoming, with a little bit of romance thrown in.


Book Excerpt

Rios notice the new Deputy right away. She was cute, especially in her uniform, gun belt and wearing a badge. Not many cute women wearing a badge! Rios was to later learn Carlita was as tough as she was cute. Rios was single and so was Chris, but he was not only her supervisor, number 3 in the chain-of-command, but she was the newest and first female Deputy in Banner County’s history. He thought about this dilemma as he drove to Caribou Air Field to pick up Chris and help her hangar the 206. “Hi, I’m Captain Rivera”, he announced as if Chris couldn’t tell from his uniform. “I’m your Patrol Supervisor, your ride to the SO (Sheriff’s Office), and your helper to hangar ‘33SD' (the registration number painted on the tail of the Cessna 206).” “Pleased to meet you Sir,” smiled Chris as she tossed her hair back. “I appreciate the ride and the help. Sheriff Tom briefed me on the staff assignments, made me feel like I already knew each other.” “Well, I hope to get to know you better!” said Rios as he simultaneously realized he really meant to meet this goal.


About the Author

Robert W. Schrader

Bob Schrader has had many.occupations (his wife says he can’t keep a job). Those occupations include licensed embalmer, horse wrangler, Army Officer, commercial pilot, attorney, Justice of the Peace, Judge and school teacher, and that’s not a complete list! Bob was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He served a one year tour of duty in Vietnam as a Combat Medic (Physician’s Assistant). He also served in the Wyoming Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve. Bob retired from military service after 28 years as a Lieutenant Colonel. In his spare time, Bob is an active HAM radio operator, carves wood figures, and is still trying to learn how to play his electric guitar. Bob is retired. He and his wife, Betty, live with Bob’s service dog, Dusty, on their ranch east of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and vacation at their Casa Grande, Arizona, home at G-Diamond Ranch. Bob and Betty have two daughters and five grandchildren. Contact Bob: Web: Member: Inklings Writers Group, Casa Grande, AZ.; Wyoming Writers, Inc. Western Writers of America.